Each year, National Nursing Week takes place from the Monday to the Sunday of the second week of May. This year's theme is
The COVID pandemic has tested us, as individuals, communities, and as a country. For nurses, this has been a crisis beyond measure. Yet, you continue to give—of your time, your skill, your compassion.
On behalf of the public we serve, BCCNM would like to thank B.C.'s nurses for everything they do to care for British Columbians. Nurses play a vital role in the wellness of our communities while also dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the opioid overdose crisis in their communities and in their own lives.
From advocating for the most vulnerable among us and caring for our seniors and elders, to conducting innovative research and helping shape public policy, nurses play an integral role in every aspect of our health care system, while supporting the physical, mental, and emotional health of clients and families.
Whether you are practising as an LPN, an NP, an RN, or an RPN, thank you, nurses, for your dedication to clients and families during these exceedingly challenging times.