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National Nursing Week: Monday, May 7 to Sunday, May 13, 2012

Ottawa, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 — The largest group of health-care professionals is in the spotlight next week. May 7-13, 2012, is National Nursing Week, coinciding with International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s birthday, both on Saturday, May 12.

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) hopes that nurses, other health-care professionals and Canadians alike will reflect on the contribution nurses make every day to the health of our nation. Provincial and territorial nursing colleges or associations and many individual employers are marking the week with events. For a full list of CNA’s provincial or territorial members and their contact information, please see Provincial and Territorial Members on CNA’s website.

What: National Nursing Week

Who: Canadian nurses

When: May 7-13, 2012

Where: Across Canada

CNA is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. A federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and colleges representing 146,788 registered nurses, CNA advances the practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and strengthen Canada’s publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.

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For more information, please contact:

Kate Headley, External Communications Coordinator
Canadian Nurses Association
Telephone: 613-237-2159, ext. 561
Cell: 613-697-7507
E-mail: kheadley@cna-aiic.ca