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National Nursing Week 2020

29 April 2020

Nurses: A Voice to Lead — Nursing the World to Health 

May 11-17, 2020

The theme this year is Nurses: A Voice to Lead — Nursing the World to Health. The theme was developed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) to showcase how nurses are central to addressing a wide range of health challenges. ICN says the theme will help raise the profile of the profession and attract a new generation into the nursing family. Learn more...

NANB Donates 5K to the Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick to Support Self-Care for Nurses

Nurses confronting COVID-19 may be anxious, fearful for their families, and wonder at times, if they have the resilience to work through what may be an ongoing cycle of coronavirus outbreaks over the coming months. To recognize the efforts of nurses in New Brunswick during COVID-19, NANB has re-directed $5,000 dollars set aside for advertising during National Nursing Week to partner with the Canadian Mental Health Association of New Brunswick to further support self-care initiatives for nurses.

Visit NANB’s COVID-19 section of our website for information, resources, FAQs and support to you.

In these unprecedented times, NANB recognizes and thanks nurses!

2020 has been declared by the World Health Organization, the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. This week is National Nursing Week in Canada. May 12th is International Nurses Day in celebration of Florence Nightingale’s 200th anniversary. Rather than commencing celebrations in 2020, nurses found themselves redirecting their focus toward practicing in an unprecedented global pandemic.

While many professionals in New Brunswick are working from home and committing to social isolation, nurses continue to be the primary contacts for COVID-19 patients 24/7, providing treatment and care to patients in the face of a serious disease without a cure.

To show our support and gratitude to nurse members, NANB will be offering free registration renewal fees for 2021 through a random selection process from the provincial nursing database. (Re-allocating funds budgeted to celebrate 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife.)

Visit NANB’s COVID-19 section of our website for information, resources, FAQs and support to you.

Winners will be announced this Friday!

Enter to Win Coffee on Us!

Today on International Nurses Day, NANB would like to recognize you and your team, all you have to do is send us an email at nanb@nanb.nb.ca before end of business day Friday May 15th and tell us in a few sentences why you are proud to be a nurse with a practising photo. Photos can be of you or your team at work.

Winners will be selected and announced at the end of the week.

Thank you for all you do each and every day. 

Thank You Nurses- Q&A with NANB & NBNU

Join NANB President, Maureen Wallace and NBNU President, Paula Doucet for a Facebook live conversation on Tuesday May 12th at 7:30pm where we will answer your questions and discuss how both organizations are navigating the pandemic to support you. We hope to keep this event to approximately 20 minutes, so questions will be limited and selected in advance. 

CNA’s National Nursing Week digital poster