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#HeyNurse – Celebrating National Nursing Week 2023

NNPBC is pleased to collaborate with the Alberta Association of Nurses (AAN), the Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM), the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), and the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (WeRPN) on the #HeyNurse campaign to celebrate nurses this National Nursing Week.


In honour of Nursing Week (May 8 - 14), a group of nursing associations from across Canada has come together to launch the #HeyNurse social media campaign.

Nursing Week is the annual celebration of the profession and an opportunity to recognize nurses from all sectors.

This campaign is for the public so you can tell a nurse or a group of nurses that you appreciate their work and/or you want to thank them for the care you or a loved one received.

Is there a nurse that you want give a shout out to? How has a nurse made an impact in your life? Tell us about your experience and how a nurse was there for you.

Share your message, photo and/or video using the hashtag #HeyNurse on social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).

Please join us for a webinar on May 8 at 10am PT/1pm ET for the official launch of this campaign. Register online.

To learn more, please visit HeyNurse.ca.

How to participate:

To recognize nurses in your community or to share your gratitude for how a nurse has helped you or your loved ones, post your message, photo* and/or video with the official hashtag: #HeyNurse on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). For those who are not active on social media, but would still like to participate, please send us your photo, video and/or messages at the Dropbox below and we will share your message with the world.

*If you have a photo or video of a nurse you would like to share, please ensure you have permission.

#HeyNurse Dropbox

Participating organizations

This campaign was developed by the following nursing associations with a goal to highlight the critical role nurses play in the health-care system and recognize their skills and dedication.

Alberta Association of Nurses

The Alberta Association of Nurses was created by nurses, for nurses. It is Alberta's first profession-inclusive nursing association, meaning all nurses - LPNs, NPs, RPNs, RNs, nursing students and retired nurses - belong here. Its purpose is to enhance, promote and to advocate for all nursing professions. The AAN wants to connect members and to provide services, supports and resources to help members achieve professional excellence.

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Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba

The Association of Regulated Nurses of Manitoba is the professional association representing licensed practical nurses (LPNs), registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurses (RNs), graduate nurses, nursing students and former registered nurses in Manitoba.

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Canadian Nurses Association

CNA is the national and global professional voice of Canadian nursing. Our mission is to advance the nursing profession to improve health outcomes in Canada's publicly funded, not-for-profit health system. CNA is the only national association that speaks for all types of nurses across all 13 provinces and territories. We represent nurses that are unionized and non-unionized, retired nurses, nursing students, and all categories of nurses (registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed and registered practical nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses).

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Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC

The Association of Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC (NNPBC) represents all four nursing designations in BC - registered nurses (RNs), registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and nurse practitioners (NPs) as well as retired nurses, nursing students, and internationally educated nurses. As the first professional nursing association in Canada to unite all nursing designations, NNPBC harnesses the strength of the profession while also promoting excellence in nursing practice, education, research and leadership. Working together nurses positively influence health and social policy through nursing led solutions and innovations.

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The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses' contribution to shaping the health system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public we serve. For more information about RNAO, visit RNAO.ca or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario

Founded in 1958, WeRPN is the voice of registered practical nursing in Ontario. There are more than 50,000 RPNs working in Ontario, playing a vital role in the province’s health care system.

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Social media graphics

Download and use the below graphics on your social media channels to share with your followers and spread the word about #HeyNurse.
NOTE: To write your own message on the social media graphics, please download and open in your preferred design program: Canva, Paint, Photoshop, Illustrator.







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