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National Nurses Week

During National Nurses Week, the MHS seeks to tell the story of military medicine through the lens of military and civilian nurses. The 2021 Nurses Week theme is “Unified, Reliable, Ready” supporting the continued focus and recognition of the impact of nursing during COVID-19. It reinforces the unified health care team’s role in support of current Department of Defense priorities to protect our service members, their families, and our workforce; maintain military readiness to defend the nation and its interests; and support the national COVID-19 response.

National Nurses Week (NNW) occurs annually May 6-12 and has been a recognized event since 1954, with the week typically coinciding with Florence Nightingale’s birthday (May 12, 1820). During this week, the Military Health System focuses on telling the story of the MHS through the lens of military and civilian nurses. Visit the Nurse’s Week page for more information.


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 Social media graphic for National Nurses Week showing a collage of military nurses.

Suggested social media message: “National Nurse’s Week runs from May 6-12. Thank you to all the military nurses who are out there on the front lines of health care!” www.health.mil/nursesweek


Social media graphic for National Nurses Week showing a historical collage of military nurses in previous conflicts.

Suggested social media message: “Military nurses are unified, reliable, and ready to support DOD priorities like fighting the COVID pandemic; protecting our service members, their families and our workforce; and maintaining military readiness to defend the nation and its interests.”  https://www.health.mil/News/Articles/2020/12/21/Nurse-led-research-aims-to-improve-battlefield-medicine


Social media graphic for National Student Nurses Day, showing two nurses wearing scrubs and face masks.

Suggested social media message: “Nursing students are the future of healthcare. Welcome to the fight!”  www.health.mil/nursesweek


Social media graphic for International Nurses Day, showing a nurse caring for a parent and child.

Suggested social media message: “International Nurses Day wraps up Nurses Week. Nurses around the world have been vital to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.”www.health.mil/nursesweek

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