Long-term care providers are being urged to recognize their frontline caregivers during National Nurses Week. The sector is being directed to use the hashtag #LTPACNursesWeek2023. The week-long observance, which involves nurses in all sectors, begins Saturday with a theme of “Nurses are a work of heart!”

AAPACN has adopted four special themed days for long-term care providers but encourages giving special acts of recognition and giving throughout.

The special days include: Monday — National Student Nurses Day; Tuesday — Nurse Assessment Coordinator Day; Wednesday — Nurse Leader Day; Thursday — AAPACN Education Foundation Zoom-a-thon.

AAPACN also is running promotions that could include Amazon gift card giveaways, the sending of e-cards, social media campaigns and a variety of “promos and freebies.”

Visit the LTCPAC Nurses Week website to learn more about the possibilities.

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday, according to a history of the observance posted by the American Nurses Association. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event.