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Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed, for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”                    KJV (Joshua 1:9)


Nurses are more
Than people in white.
They are mediators,
between human suffering
and human wellness;
Where what they do
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E. V. Stankowski, RN
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2016 National Appreciation Dates

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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, 2016 (Each Year)


National Nurse Anesthetists Week
January 24-30, 2016




National Medical Group Practice Week
January 24- Jan 30th, 2016
Fourth Week in January


National Events in February


National Events in February


International Laboratory Animal Technician Week
Jan 31-Feb. 6, 2016


PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week
Feb 1-7, 2016
(First Full Week of Feb)


Cardiovascular Professional Week
February14-20, 2016


Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
February 14-20, 2016




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 6-12, 2016


National Doctors' Day
March 30, 2016 (Each Year)


National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week
March 13-19, 2016


National Social Work Month
Month of March, 2016


Registered Dietitian Day
March 9, 2016


Gastrointestinal Nurses Week
March 21-25, 2016 (4th Week)


Nursing Appreciation Gifts


Certified Nurses Day
March 19, 2016 (Each Year)


National Anesthesia Technician Day
March 31, 2016 (Each Year)


Health Information Professionals Week
March 3-9, 2016


National Events in April


National Events in April


National Radiology Nurses Day
April 12, 2016 (Each Year)


National Healthcare Volunteer Week
April 10 - 16, 2016


Counseling Awareness Month
Month of April, 2016


National Medical Lab Week
April 24-30, 2016


National Occupational Therapy Month
Month of April, 2016


National Occupational Health Nursing
April 18-22, 2016


National Public Health Week
April 4-10, 2016


Administrative Professionals Day
April 27, 2016
(Weds of the last full week of April)


WOC Nurse Week       
April 17-24, 2016




National Events in May


National Events in May


RN Appreciation Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts


National RN Day
May 6, 2016 (Each Year)


National Nurses Week
May 6-12, 2016 (Each Year)


Nurses Day Gifts


Student Nurses Day Gifts


International Nurses Day
May 12th, 2016 (Each Year)


National Student Nurses Day
May 8th, 2016 (Each Year)


Oncology Nurses Gifts


Oncology Nursing Month
Month of May


National Police Week
May 15-21, 2016


School Nurse Day Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts


National School Nurse Day
May 11, 2016


National Nursing Home Week
May 8-14, 2016


National Medical Transcriptionist Week
May 17-23, 2015


National EMS Week
May 15-21, 2016


National Nurses Week Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts


Neuroscience Nurses Week
May 15-21, 2016 (Fourth week of May)


National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month    Month of May


National Hospital & Healthcare Week
May 8-14, 2016


Florence Nightingale’s Birthday
May 12th, 1820


International Firefighters' Day
May 4th, 2016


National Receptionists Day
May 11, 2016
Second Wednesday of May


National Events in June


National Events in June


Nurse Assistant Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts


National Nurse Assistant Week
June 9-16, 2016


National Vascular Nursing Week
June 5 - 11, 2016 (2nd week of June)


Nurse Assistant Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts


National Nursing Assistants Day
June 9, 2016


National Time Out Day (OR Nurses)
June 15, 2016 (Each Year)


National Healthcare Risk Management Week    June 20-24, 2016




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, 2016 (EY)


National Clinical Nurse Specialist Week
September 1-7, 2016 (Each Year)




National Assisted Living Week
September 11-17, 2016


Nephrology Nurse Gifts


Nephrology Nurses Week
September 11-1`7, 2016
(Second full week in September)


Healthcare Housekeepers Week
September 11-17, 2016


Neonatal Nurse Gifts


Housekeeper Appreciation Gifts


Neonatal Nurses Day
September 15, 2016 (Every Year)


International Housekeepers Week
September 1-17, 2016 (2nd Week)


National Surgical Technologists Week
September 18-24, 2016 (3rd full week)


National Nurses in Staff Development Week   Sep18-24,2016


National Events in October


National Events in October


Nuclear Medicine Week
Oct 2-8, 2016 (1st Full Week)


National Nurse-Midwifery Week
October 2-8, 2016


National Physician Assistants Week
October 6-12, 2016 (Every Year)


Case Management Week
October 9-15, 2016 (2nd week in Oct)


Pastoral Care Week
October 23-29, 2016 (Last Full WK)


National Nephrology Tech Week
October 9-15, 2016 (2nd Week in Oct)


ER Nurse Gifts


Emergency Nurses Week and Day
October 9-15, 2016 -October 12, 2016


Health Information and Technology Week October 5-9, 2015


Pediatric Nurse Gifts


Geriatric Nurse Gifts


National Pediatric Nursing Week
October 3-7, 2016


National Gerontological Nurses Week
October 2-8, 2016 (Each Year)


Medical Assistant Gifts


Medical Assistant Gifts


National Medical Assistants Week
October 17-21, 2016 (3rd week in Oct)


National Medical Assistants Day
October 19, 2016


Dental Hygienist Gifts


National Dental Hygienist Month
In October (Every Year)


National Healthcare Food Service WK October 2-8, 2016 (1st week in Oct)


National Pharmacy Technician Day
October 25, 2016 (4th Tuesday)


National Pharmacy Week
October 16-22, 2016 (3rd Full Wk)


National Respiratory Care Week
October 23-29, 2016  (Last full week)


National Physical Therapy Month
Month of October


LPN Gifts / LVN Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts

  National LPN / LVN Recognition Week
October 2-8, 2016 (1st week in Oct)
  International Orthopaedic Nurses Day
October 30, 2016 (Each Year)
      Veterinary Tech Gifts
  Materials Management Week
Oct 2-8, 2016 (1st Week of Oct)
  Veterinary Technician Week
October 16-22 2016 (3rd week)

National Events in November


National Events in November


Medical-Surgical Nurse Gifts


Medical Surgical Nurses Week
November 1-7, 2016 (Every Year)


National Allied Health Professionals
November 6-12, 2016


National Nurses Week Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts


Urology Nurses and Associates Week
November 1-7, 2016 (Each Year)


Aspiring Nurse Leader Week
November 1-7, 2015


National Radiologic Technology Week
November 6-12, 2016


National Medical Staff Services Week
November 6-12, 2016




Nurse Practitioner Gifts


Hospice Nurse Gifts


National Nurse Practitioner Week
November 13-19, 2016
(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 7-11, 2016
Second Week of November


National Nurses Week Gifts


National Nurses Week Gifts


Operating Room Nurse Day
November 14, 2016 (Each Year)


Perioperative Nurse Week
Nov 1-7, 2016


National Home Health Aide Week
November 13-19, 2016
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.