National Nursing Week & MySelf(ie)

National Nursing Week is May 6-12, 2024, and this year’s theme is Changing Lives. Shaping Tomorrow. 

The theme recognizes the remarkable impact that nurses have on individuals, communities, and the future of health care.

Nurses play a crucial role in directly impacting the lives of patients. Through care, compassion and expertise, nurses make a difference. Nurses also advocate for their patients, ensuring they receive the best possible care and support. 

Nurses are at the forefront of health-care innovation, enabling advancements in treatments, technologies, and patient care practices, readying us for the future. Nurses, as educators, have a significant influence on shaping the next generation of health-care professionals. Their knowledge and mentorship inspire others.

Throughout National Nursing Week and beyond, the Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union celebrates our nurses and their commitment to improving the health and well-being of Nova Scotians.


Nursing advocacy can’t stop with patients, it must extend to the profession. Changing Lives. Shaping Tomorrow also speaks to the state of nursing and the high esteem in which the profession is held.

Nurses can elevate themselves by being self-promoters, by sharing what makes you strong and proud to be a nurse.

We talk at length about the problems in nursing, and that’s imperative to enact change. By including positive conversations about the profession, we make our patients feel confident in our care and inspire others to follow in our footsteps.


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