May 6-10, 2019 is National Nursing Week (May 6-10) and all of us at Bloomberg Nursing are happy to celebrate and acknowledge nurses throughout the week. This year’s Nursing Week theme is A Voice to Lead – Health for All. Developed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), this year’s theme reflects the fact that “every nurse has a story and every story has the potential to improve the health system and enable individuals and communities to achieve their highest attainable standard of health. From these insights comes the power for change.”
Every day, our students, alumni and faculty work hard to create better outcomes in healthcare, making a positive impact in the education of nurses, the practice of nursing and in the health of our communities. Throughout the week, we will celebrate the dedication and leadership of nurses everywhere, and express our gratitude for the impact they have on the communities in which they work and live.
We invite you – our students, faculty, staff, alumni and all Bloomberg Nursing community members – to celebrate nurses and nursing with us. Join us at one of our many events, participate in our social media contests, and tell us about a nursing leader who inspires you. Be sure to follow the Faculty’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages for Nursing Week stories, contests & photos.
Bloomberg Nursing National Nursing Week Events
We have big plans to celebrate National Nursing Week with you! Our week is full of visits to some of our academic partners, and we’re so excited to connect with nurses across the city of Toronto at these events.
Each of our events is designed to celebrate all of the contributions nurses make in Canada and beyond.
If you’re in the area during any of our celebrations and site visits, we’d love it if you stopped by to say ‘hi’ and get some special Nursing Week popcorn.
Monday, May 6
First Nation’s House Visit
Time: 9:00 – 9:30 am
Location: Borden Building North, 3rd Floor, 563 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2J7
Tuesday, May 7
Faculty Wide Appreciation Event
Drop by for some popcorn and a chat any time between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Lobby of the Health Sciences Building as we celebrate the achievements of nurses everywhere.
Faculty Wide Lululemon Yoga Session
After you grab some popcorn, participate in a Lululemon yoga session between 12:00 – 1:00 pm on the 6th floor of the Health Sciences Building. Please bring your own mat. The session will be multilevel, and focus on breath work and meditation. Thank you to Lululemon Cumberland who has generously offered this session to our Bloomberg Nursing community.
Panel Discussion and Q&A
We Need More Than Beds: Nurses Respond to Ending Hallway Healthcare
Join us for a panel and Q&A with nursing leaders and a patient advocate as we explore the roles nurses and nurse practitioners have in finding solutions to hallway healthcare and improving health outcomes across Ontario.
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Health Sciences Building, Room 610, 155 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1P8
Wednesday, May 8
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 1001 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M6J 1H4
Thursday, May 9
St. Michael’s Hospital Visit
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: 6th floor Cardinal Carter Upper Marketeria, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Visit
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Location: 150 KilgourRd, East York, ON M4G 1R8
Friday, May 10
St. Joseph’s Health Centre Visit
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location: 30 The Queensway, Toronto, ON M6R 1B5
Social Media Contests
Tell us about your (Nursing) role
Show the world what you do! Share your work with us – tell us about what you do in your role as a nurse/nurse practitioner using a #VoicetoLeadBloombergNursing hashtag for your chance to win a free Professional Development course or Bloomberg Nursing swag.
Tell us about your favourite Nursing leader
Do you have a nursing mentor who has taught you something about nursing that has changed your perspective? Do you work with a nurse who is the best example of a nursing leader? Share their story with us with the hashtag #NursingLeaderBloombergNursing for your chance to win a pizza party for you and your unit.