Each year, National Nurses Week kicks off on May 6 and runs through May 12. The tradition was set in stone in 1993 when the American Nurses Association Board of Directors signed off on the permanent dates for this annual event. For the ANA, Nurses Week is a way to "celebrate and elevate the nursing profession." Today, National Nurses Week has evolved into a chance for everyone to come together and recognize the role nurses play in society.
One of the ways nurses are honored each May is through discounts. If you're looking to celebrate a nurse in your life, or if you practice yourself, check out the list below for deals you can snag this Nurses Week:
Amazon – Amazon has a list of free nursing books available on Kindle. One option is "Notes on Nursing What It Is, and What It Is Not" by Florence Nightingale – whose birthday marks the end of National Nurses Week. These books are available for a limited time only.
Nature's Gift – If you're a fan of essential oils, nurses can receive 10% off the purchase price of essential oils with a copy of a valid license year round.
Sleep Number – Sleep Number has a page dedicated to special discounts for medical professionals, including nurses, throughout the year.
Uniform Advantage (Formerly known as Lydia's Uniforms) – Nurses can get up to 50% off during National Nurses Week.
Travel and Activities
Atlanta Rocks – If you like doing physical activities during your downtime, Atlanta Rocks offers 10% off for nurses with a valid ID all year round.
Disney World – If you're ready for a vacation at any time, Disney has nurses covered at the Swan and Dolphin resorts. To get the discount, you have to call 800-227-1500and mention the code DREAMS. Just be sure to tell them you're a nurse at the time of your booking.
CNA practice test – If you're not a nurse just yet and you're interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant, CNA Plus Academy has you covered. They have an ongoing offer of a free practice exam for anyone studying to take the test.
Continuing education classes for nurses – Another option for nurses-to-be are the free online courses that can be found through Nurse Journal year round. These virtual classes are typically set up as a recruiting tool for interested students. Whether you choose to move forward or not, they serve as a good way to get an idea of what the profession is all about.
NetCE – For as low as $22, Georgia nurses and nurse practitioners can earn credits for a list of online classes. Each course offer ends in its own unique time, so you might want to watch the dates if there's an option you're interested in pursuing.
American Nurses Association – This year's free webinar from the American Nurses Association is called Nurses4Us: Elevating the Profession. By attending, nurses can earn one CNE contact hour.