WEEK TWO: Recognition
Give recognition to nurses you know, and discover other amazing nurses during week two of nurses month, a month long celebration of nurses and the art of nursing.
Changing the Nursing Narrative
The Nurses You Should Know project unites nurses, history, and technology to elevate the stories of nurses of color. Started by nurses, this collaborative campaign raises awareness of the contributions of nurses of color in the nursing profession and health care at large. Read more about these inspirational nurses
Mary Eliza Mahoney
Born in in 1879, Mary Eliza Mahoney was the first black woman to graduate from an American school of nursing. She led a life dedicated to the well-being of women and children while working to improve access to education and the nursing practice for nurses of color who followed in her footsteps. Register for the inaugural lecture series in her honor.
Revolutionary. Statistician. Agent of change. Nurse leader. Just some of the attributes to describe Florence Nightingale – the mother of modern nursing. This British social reformer’s pioneering contributions to the profession include infection control, self-care, patient assessment, therapeutic communication, and public health advocacy. In 1860, she established the world’s first nursing school and worked tirelessly to promote the profession until her death in 1910. Learn more about Florence Nightingale’s Advocacy.
Support Nurses for the Vital Role They Play
Nurses Month is the perfect time to recognize and show your appreciation to nurses for the vital role they play. The American Nurses Foundation funds resources and programs to help nurses stay mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy so they can keep helping patients heal. Donate or text your donation to 20222. Text THANKS to donate $50. Text CARE to donate $25. Text RN to donate $10. Confirm when prompted.
Nurses are on the frontlines of care, whether in war zones, in the wake of natural disasters, during public health emergencies or as they deliver lifesaving care. Tragically, some nurses bear the ultimate sacrifice in caring for others. On May 11, Nurses' Day of Remembrance, we take time to remember all nurses who we’ve lost this past year. Please watch this special message from ANA's President, Jennifer Mensik Kennedy.
Notes of Gratitude/Tribute Wall
Has a nurse made an impact on you or a loved one? Recognize a colleague, family member or friend, or post a general acknowledgement to all nurses for their service. Nurses deserve to see the impact they make in the lives of so many. Use #ThankANurse2023 and post your message on social. We’ll share it on our website.
DAISY Award for Nursing Ethics
The DAISY Foundation™, in collaboration with ANA’s Center for Ethics and Human Rights, is proud to introduce the DAISY Award for Nursing Ethics. This award recognizes nurse leaders and clinical nurses who stand up for ethics in practice and leadership, and serves as a catalyst for strengthening and empowering nurses to advocate for change in their organizations.
Celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander American Nurses
May is Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month – a time to celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in the United States. ANA recognizes the groundbreaking contributions of AAPI nurses and their ongoing achievements, resilience, and public service. Learn more about these unsung heroes
Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association, Inc.: https://aapina.org/
National Association of Indian Nurses of America: https://nainausa.org/
Philippine Nurses Association of America: https://mypnaa.org/