Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Nursing Week 2018

Nursing Week 2018

May 7-13, 2018

Nursing Week is the annual celebration of our profession.

Read our message to our members here.

It is held every May to coincide with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

Our theme this year is RNAO: Powering Nursing to Advance Health. Use this hashtag to join the conversation on social media #Poweringnursingtoadvancehealth.

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is proud to recognize the dedicated registered nurses and nurse practitioners who provide quality care for their patients, clients and long-term care residents. From the bedside to the classroom and the boardroom, they make the world a healthier place.

This year during Nursing Week, RNAO will celebrate several events including Take Your Politician To Work (renamed from Take Your MPP To Work given the June 7 provincial election) where you with RNAO home office staff can organize visits with your politicians throughout May and early June. In addition, RNAO will host the Health Professional Expo on May 11 where you can learn resume and interview tips and network with health professionals from a range of sectors.

To add to the week's festivities, RNAO's Best Practice Spotlight Organizations will hold media conferences/events to promote their status as RNAO BPSOs. They include St. Michael's Hospital, Grand River Hospital, Southlake Regional Health Centre and the Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre.

If you are organizing an event in your chapter or region, please send details and photographs to Please also consider using RNAO's Nursing Week templates to promote your event. It is available on under volunteer resources and communications material (please note that you must be signed in to view).

We may publish your photographs in the Registered Nurse Journal and/or post them on our website, social media and the next In the Loop.

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