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National Nursing Week

May 8th marks the beginning of National Nursing Week in Canada. The week aims to draw attention to the vital contributions of nursing to patient healthcare.

The College recognizes the dedication, commitment and professionalism of nurses delivering skilled and compassionate care to patients throughout Nova Scotia.

National Nursing Week annual celebrations take place from the Monday to the Sunday of the same week as nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale’s birthday, on May 12. The week draws attention to nurses, increasing the awareness of the public, policy-makers and governments of the many contributions of nursing to the well-being of Canadians,” said the Canadian National Nurses Association.