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2018 National Nursing Dates


2018-2019 National Appreciation Dates

We have put together a list of national appreciation celebrations for nurses, doctors, healthcare professionals and more. We hope this listing is useful.

If there is a national day or week of appreciation that we do not have listed here, please Email Us and let us know.  We will be happy to list it.

A heartfelt appreciation to all the nurses, doctors, healthcare professionals and those in healthcare positions on their special National Day or Week of Recognition.


National Events in January


National Events in January


Nursing Appreciation Gifts


Nursing Appreciation Gifts


National Intravenous Nurses' Day
January 25th, 2019 (Each Year)


National Nurse Anesthetists Week
January 20-26, 2019


National Events in February


National Events in February


International Laboratory Animal Technician Week
Jan 27-Feb. 2, 2019


PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week
Feb 5-11, 2018
(First Full Week of Feb)


Cardiovascular Professional Week
February11-17, 2018


Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
February 11-17, 2018




National Recreation Therapy Month
Month of February


National Events in March


National Events in March


Dental Assistant Gifts


Doctor Appreciation Gifts


Dental Assistant Recognition Week
March 4-10, 2018


National Doctors' Day
March 30, 2018 (Each Year)


National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week
March 11-17, 2018


National Social Work Month
Month of March, 2018


Registered Dietitian Day
March 14, 2018


Gastrointestinal Nurses Week
March 26-30, 2018 (4th Week)


Nursing Appreciation Gifts


Certified Nurses Day
March 19, 2019 (Each Year)


National Anesthesia Technician Day
March 31, 2019 (Each Year)


Health Information Professionals Week
March 18-March 24, 2018


National Events in April


National Events in April


National Radiology Nurses Day
April 12, 2018 (Each Year)


National Healthcare Volunteer Week
April 15- 21, 2018


Counseling Awareness Month
Month of April, 2018


National Medical Lab Week
April 22-28, 2018


National Occupational Therapy Month
Month of April, 2018


National Occupational Health Nursing
April 9-15, 2018


National Public Health Week
April 2-8, 2018


Administrative Professionals Day
April 25, 2018
(Weds of the last full week of April)


WOC Nurse Week       
April 15-21, 2018




National Events in May


National Events in May


RN Appreciation Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts


National RN Day
May 6, 2018 (Each Year)


National Nurses Week
May 6-12, 2018 (Each Year)


Nurses Day Gifts


Student Nurses Day Gifts


International Nurses Day
May 12th, 2018 (Each Year)


National Student Nurses Day
May 8th, 2018 (Each Year)


Oncology Nurses Gifts


National Hospital Week
May 6-12, 2018


Oncology Nursing Month
Month of May


National Police Week
May 13-19, 2018


School Nurse Day Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts


National School Nurse Day
May 9, 2018


National Nursing Home Week
May 13-19, 2018


National Medical Transcriptionist Week
May 13-19, 2018


National EMS Week
May 20-26, 2018


National Nurses Week Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts


Neuroscience Nurses Week
May 13-19, 2018 (3rd Full Week)


National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month    Month of May


International Firefighters' Day
May 4th, 2018 (Each Year)


Florence Nightingale’s Birthday
May 12th, 1820




National Receptionists Day
May 9, 2018
Second Wednesday of May


National Events in June


National Events in June


Nurse Assistant Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts


National Nurse Assistant Week
June 10-17, 2018


National Vascular Nursing Week
June 9 - 15, 2018 (2nd week of June)


Nurse Assistant Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts


National Nursing Assistants Day
June 10, 2018


National Time Out Day (OR Nurses)
June 15, 2018 (Each Year)


National Healthcare Risk Management Week    June 18-22, 2018




National Events in July


National Events in July






National Events in August


National Events in August






National Events in September


National Events in September


Pediatric / Oncology Nurse Gifts


Nursing Appreciation Gifts


National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day September 8th, 2018 (EY)


National Clinical Nurse Specialist Week
September 1-7, 2018 (Each Year)




National Assisted Living Week
September 9-15, 2018


Nephrology Nurse Gifts


Nephrology Nurses Week
September 9-15, 2018
(Second full week in September)


Healthcare Housekeepers Week
September 9-15, 2018


Neonatal Nurse Gifts


Housekeeper Appreciation Gifts


Neonatal Nurses Day
September 15, 2018 (Every Year)


International Housekeepers Week
September 9-15, 2018 (2nd Week)


National Surgical Technologists Week
September 16-22, 2018 (3rd full week)


National Nurses in Staff Development Week   Sept 23-29, 2018


National Events in October


National Events in October


Nuclear Medicine Week
Oct 7-13, 2018 (1st Full Week)


National Nurse-Midwifery Week
Sept 30th -Oct 6, 2018


National Physician Assistants Week
October 6-12, 2018 (Every Year)


Case Management Week
October 7-13, 2018 (2nd week in Oct)


Pastoral Care Week
October 21-27, 2018 (Last Full WK)


National Nephrology Tech Week
October 9-15, 2018 (2nd Week in Oct)


ER Nurse Gifts


Emergency Nurses Week and Day
October 8-14, 2017 -October 11, 2017


Health Information and Technology Week October 2-6, 2017


Pediatric Nurse Gifts


Geriatric Nurse Gifts


National Pediatric Nursing Week
October 1-5, 2018


National Gerontological Nurses Week
October 2-8, 2018 (Each Year)


Medical Assistant Gifts


Medical Assistant Gifts


National Medical Assistants Week
October 15-19, 2018 (3rd week in Oct)


National Medical Assistants Day
October 17, 2018


Dental Hygienist Gifts


National Dental Hygienist Month
In October (Every Year)


National Healthcare Food Service WK October 1-7, 2017 (1st week in Oct)


National Pharmacy Technician Day
October 23 2018 (4th Tuesday)


National Pharmacy Week
October 15-21, 2017 (3rd Full Wk)


National Respiratory Care Week
October 22-28, 2017  (Last full week)


National Physical Therapy Month
Month of October


LPN Gifts / LVN Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts

  National LPN / LVN Recognition Week
October 1-7, 2017 (1st week in Oct)
  International Orthopaedic Nurses Day
October 30, 2018 (Each Year)
      Veterinary Tech Gifts
  Materials Management Week
Oct 1-7, 2017 (1st Week of Oct)
  Veterinary Technician Week
October 15-21 2017 (3rd week)

National Events in November


National Events in November


Medical-Surgical Nurse Gifts


Medical Surgical Nurses Week
November 1-7, 2018 (Every Year)


National Allied Health Professionals
November 6-12, 2018 (EY)


National Nurses Week Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts


Urology Nurses and Associates Week
November 1-7, 2018 (Each Year)


Aspiring Nurse Leader Week
November 1-7, 2015


National Radiologic Technology Week
November 4-10, 2018


National Medical Staff Services Week
November 5-11, 2017




Nurse Practitioner Gifts


Hospice Nurse Gifts


National Nurse Practitioner Week
November 11-17, 2018
(2nd full week of Nov Sun to Sat.)


National Hospice/Palliative Care Month
Month of November (Every Year)


Forensic Nurse Gifts


National Caregivers Month (NFC)
Month of November


Forensic Nurses Week
November 5-9, 2018
Second Week of November


National Nurses Week Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts


Operating Room Nurse Day
November 14, 2018 (Each Year)


Perioperative Nurse Week
Nov 5-11, 2018


National Home Health Aide Week
November 12-16, 2018
Second Full Week of November


National Home Health Care Month
Month of November


National Events in December


National Events in December




Please Note: Most of the dates listed are National & Official dates celebrated for that specific specialty and those dates do not change from year to year  -- for example: National Nurses Week always falls during May 6 - 12 and this date never changes. 

However, there are other specialties that are celebrated on a specific week of the month verses specific dates.  These types of specialties do change from year to year.  An example of this is National Care Management Week celebrated "the 2nd week of October."  We have indicated such under the specialty listed and to see the actual date celebrated for a given year, please click on the name of that specialty or blue link for that specialty. For example the blue link "National Care Management Week" will take you into the national organization for Care Managers and will list the actual dates celebrated for that year.