We dedicate the second week of Nurses Month to recognizing nurses past and present. On Monday, May 11 is Remembrance Day as we take a moment from our day to honor our health heroes – nurses and health care workers who have passed away during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuesday is the 200th Anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Get to know the founder of modern medicine better through our interactive activities commemorating her accomplishments. Think you know her already, take our trivia quiz and find out! During Week 2, you can also read first-hand accounts from nurses working on the frontlines, what motivates them to continue to serve their patients, and what the profession means to them. You will also be able to see the faces of nursing through the amazing photographs they have submitted from around the world. Feeling inspired? submit your own story or photo to our gallery. Do you have a tribute you would like to share about a special nurse or just wish to recognize nurses in general? Complete the form on our recognition page and feel the love we have for nurses from the posts submitted by other visitors. Our second week is packed with activities, stories and tributes to commemorate all that nurses and the nursing profession has done for health care.
The International Council of Nurses, World Health Organization, Nursing Now, and ANA jointly recognize Monday, May 11, as Remember Health Heroes Day. On this day we ask everyone to take part in a moment of reflection to honor the memory of nurses and health workers who have tragically died during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us by flooding your social pages with the hashtag #RememberHealthHeroes.
You may also share a photo of yourself with a lit candle with the hashtag #RememberHealthHeroes or record a short video of you and your colleagues either lighting a candle or using your mobile phone light to show your respect for the health workers lost to this pandemic.
Click here to see a list of fallen nurses or add a name.