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Nursing Holidays 2021 – Mark These Dates

  • A comprehensive and up-to-date list of all Nursing Holidays 2021 that family members, friends, and nurse managers need to know, to ensure the nurse or nurses in their lives feels appreciated.
  • Our Nursing CE Central list included national and international days or weeks of appreciation for nurses, nurse practitioners, and nurse-related specialties.
Morgan Curry, RN/BSN

Morgan Curry, BSN / RN

Intensive Care, Outpatient Surgery, Aesthetics, Education, and Nursing Leadership

March 12, 2021
Simmons University

2021 Nursing Holidays: Mark Your Calendar!


• January 24-30, 2021: CRNA Week

• January 25, 2021: IV Nurses Day


• March 19, 2021: Certified Nurses Day

• March 22-28, 2021: GI Nurses & Associates Week


National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month

Oncology Nursing Month

• May 1, 2021: International Nurses Day

• May 6, 2021: National Nurses Day

                           National School Nurse Day

• May 6-12, 2021: National Nurses Week

• May 9-15, 2021: Neuroscience Nurses Week


• June 1, 2021: National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day


• September 5-11, 2021: Vascular Nurses Week

• September 8, 2021: National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day

• September 12-18, 2021: Nephrology Nurses Week

• September 13-19, 2021: National Neonatal Nurses Week


• October 3-9, 2021: National Midwifery Week

• October 4-8, 2021: Pediatric Nurses Week

• October 12-18, 2021: Emergency Nurses Week

• October 13, 2021: Emergency Nurses Day

• October 17-23, 2021: International Infection Prevention Week

• October 30, 2021: International Orthopaedic Nurses Day


National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

• November 1-7, 2021: Medical-Surgical Nurses Week

                                           Urology Nurses and Associates Week

• November 8-12, 2021: Forensic Nurses Week

• November 7-13, 2021: National Nurse Practitioner Week

• November 14-20, 2021: Perioperative Nurses Week

Nursing Holidays 2021 Full Calendar Year List

Why Do We Celebrate Nursing Holidays?

Nurses give…a lot. They give to their patients, coworkers, friends, and families; not to mention, they give up the most valuable thing we have, time.

This is why nurses deserve to be celebrated with all the upcoming nursing holidays in 2021. When you think about it, nursing holidays aside, what do they receive in return on a daily basis?  

“The feeling of accomplishment of saving lives,” or “Making an impact on others that will last a lifetime.”

Those effects are probably the best part of being a proud nurse in such a fulfilling profession.  

However, nurses should be celebrated through acts of appreciation that return a fraction of the real-world impacts they dish out.

As a nurse myself, I knew of National Nurses’ Week recognizing our sacrifices, but that was pretty much the extent of my knowledge. However, did you know that there were numerous days of recognition to honor nurses and their specialties?

(Yeah, didn’t know either…but now you do!) 

So, if you are a nurse yourself, find out which holiday applies to you and then go above and beyond to show your fellow nurses, friends, and coworkers that you care and that they make a difference.  

Easy Ways to Show Some Love

  • Gift cards  
  • Tote bags or hand-made gift bags
  • Apparel and one-size-fits-all comfort items
  • Flowers  
  • Handwritten note from the heart  

If you are a family member, friend, or work in the management of nurses, MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  

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