2023 NURSES MONTH FAQs
Learn more about how we’re celebrating National Nurses Month in 2023! All your Nurses Month questions are answered here.
Why celebrate Nurses Month?
The American Nurses Association (ANA) declared May 6th to May 12th as the permanent week to celebrate nurses in 1993. Now 30 years later, at over 4 million strong, nurses are the largest group of health care professionals that the American public consistently ranks as the most honest and ethical Nurses Month is intended to celebrate nurses in a meaningful way to increase the understanding of the value of nursing by raising the visibility of the profession and the critical work nurses do. By elevating the profession, ANA hopes to spur greater investment in the support and increased capacity of the nursing workforce.
What is the overall theme/tagline for Nurses Month this year?
For Nurses Month, we have selected an evergreen theme that reflects gratitude as well as positivity toward our nursing community – “You Make a Difference”. An evergreen theme means that the theme will not change from year to year – it will always be “You Make A Difference”. However, the graphics and materials will be refreshed each year.
Will there be weekly themes again this year and if so, what are they?
Yes. The ANA Enterprise will focus on a different theme each week during May. The goal is to inspire nurses to engage in activities that make a positive difference in their own health and well-being, professional development, and in their own community. Here is the list for each weekly theme in Nurses Month with corresponding dates:
- Week 1 – Self-care (May 1 – 7)
- Week 2 – Recognition (May 8 – 14)
- Week 3 – Professional Development (May 15 – 21)
- Week 4 – Community Engagement (May 22 – 31)
How can I participate in Nurses Month?
This year, ANA Enterprise is offering new content and initiatives for Nurses Month 2023. Visit the enhanced Nurses Month website to learn more about each new offering and how you can get involved. Follow ANA Enterprise on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn to share and retweet inspiring content during Nurses Month and all year long.