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National Nurses Week

Since the American Revolution, nurses have provided unique contributions to military medicine during peace time and conflict. Today, nurses are caring for the people of the MHS, helping tie together uninterrupted levels of service and health care for our beneficiaries – while keeping military personnel ready to defend our nation and its interests.

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About National Nurses Week, May 6-12

The roles nurses play go beyond serving in a hospital and clinic, where they often connect patients and other medical personnel. They can also be found in research labs, in classrooms, and evaluating informatics and performing analysis. Each area of expertise contributes to advancing the mission and impact of the MHS enterprise.

Nurses are contributing to Department of Defense efforts as part of the national COVID-19 pandemic response. Protecting service members, their families and the MHS workforce is the DoD’s top priority that nurses are delivering on while caring for patients as a final line of defense against COVID-19.


Register for a free Nurses Week Course to earn CE/CMEs

Register for a free Nurses Week Course to earn CE/CMEs

Brief historical look at military nursing

National Nurses Week Ceremony 2019

National Nurses Week Ceremony 2018

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This 2019 National Nurses Week story template can be customized with your own photos and text. It’s best shared through your installation’s online or print news publication. You may also print and post throughout your facility. TIP! The pre-selected questions can help you stay on theme and get the best responses, which you may need to edit for length and clarity. 1. I knew I wanted to be a nurse when... 2. I joined the military because ... 3. The best thing about my job is ... 4. My most prominent memory of being a nurse is ... 5. I was most challenged when ... 6 My most memorable patient experience was .... 7. When I'm not in uniform, I'm ... 8. My nurse superpower is ... "

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This 2019 National Nurses Week flyer can be customized with your installation’s name and the activitie(s) you have planned for Nurses Week. It can be shared on social media, displayed digitally or by printing and posting throughout your facility.

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This 2019 National Nurses Week Polaroid photo template can be customized with your own photo and text. It’s best shared on social media. Further instructions on how you can customize can be found when you open the document. Remember to tag @MilitaryHealth and use the hashtags #NursesWeek and #SuperNurse for your social media posts.

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