May 06, 2023

Celebrate National Nurses Week May 6-12

Source:  NYSUT Communications
National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week is an annual event dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the hard work and dedication of nurses worldwide.

Nurses are essential workers who play a vital role in health care and provide essential services to patients and their families. They work tirelessly to ensure that their patients receive the best possible care, often going above and beyond the call of duty to meet their needs.

All year long, we should recognize the importance of their work to patients and their families. This week provides an opportunity to show our gratitude and appreciation for their tireless efforts and to recognize them as valued professionals who deserve respect and dignity all year long.

Check out the resources below to help support your celebration of nurses Saturday, May 6 - Friday, May 12, 2023.


Celebrate School Nurses Day

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 is School Nurses Day! School nurses do so much more than just ensure the well-being of students and school staff.

Download our new posters celebrating nurses, including a handy reference chart for pediatric vital signs.

There's more to come this year from NYSUT'S new School Nurse Connection!

Use this form to sign up and be the first to know when new resources are available!


Honoring Our Own

This year, NYSUT celebrated Elvie Smith of the United Federation of Teachers as a Health Care Professional of the Year.

After a more than 30-year nursing career at NYU Langone Health–Brooklyn, Smith has provided high quality, compassionate care to countless patients.

Check out Elvie's story and all of this year's NYSUT honorees (including physical therapist Mindy Heath) at

Learn More

Learn more about how NYSUT supports its many Health Care Professional members who are Health Care Professionals at