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2021 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 and Healthcare professionals on their special National Day or Week of Recognition

  National Events in January   National Events in January
  National Intravenous Nurses' Day
January 25th, 2021 (Each Year)
  National Nurse Anesthetists Week
January 24-30, 2021
National Events in February National Events in February
  International Laboratory Animal Technician Week
Jan.31- Feb 6, 2021
  PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week
Feb 1-7, 2021
(First Full Week of Feb)
  Cardiovascular Professional Week
February 14-20, 2021
  Cardiac Rehabilitation Week
February 14-20, 2021

  National Recreation Therapy Month
Month of February

  National Events in March   National Events in March
  Dental Assistant Recognition Week
March 7-13, 2021
  National Doctors' Day
March 30, 2021 (Each Year)
  National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week
March 14 -21, 2021
  National Social Work Month
Month of March, 2021
  Registered Dietitian Day
March 10, 2021
  Gastrointestinal Nurses Week
March 21-27, 2021 (4th Week)
  Certified Nurses Day
March 19, 2021 (Each Year)
  National Anesthesia Technician Day
March 31, 2021 (Each Year)
  Health Information Professionals Week
March 18-24,  2021
  National Events in April   National Events in April
  National Radiology Nurses Day
April 12, 2021 (Each Year)
  National Volunteer Week
April 18-24, 2021
  Counseling Awareness Month
Month of April, 2021
  National Medical Lab Week
April 18-24, 2021
  National Occupational Therapy Month
Month of April, 2021
  National Occupational Health Nursing
April 11-17, 2021
  National Public Health Week
April 5-11, 2021
  Administrative Professionals Day
April 21, 2021
(Weds of the last full week of April)
  WOC Nurse Week       
April 11-17, 2021
  National Events in May   National Events in May
  National RN Day
May 6, 2021 (Each Year)
  National Nurses Week
May 6-12, 2021 (Each Year)
  International Nurses Day
May 12th, 2021 (Each Year)
  National Student Nurses Day
May 8th, 2021 (Each Year)
  National Receptionists Day
May 12, 2021
Second Wednesday of May
  National Hospital Week
May 9-15, 2021
  Oncology Nursing Month
Month of May
  National Police Week
May 9-15, 2021
  National School Nurse Day
May 12, 2021
  National Nursing Home Week
May 9-15, 2021
  National Medical Transcriptionist Week
May 19-25, 2019
  National EMS Week
May 16-22, 2021
  Neuroscience Nurses Week
May 9-15, 2021 (3rd Week)
  National Critical Care Awareness and Recognition Month    Month of May
  International Firefighters' Day
May 4th, 2021 (Each Year)
  Florence Nightingale’s Birthday
May 12th, 1820


  National Events in June   National Events in June
  National Nurse Assistant Week
June 17-23, 2021
  National Time Out Day (OR Nurses)
June 15, 2021 (Each Year)
  National Nursing Assistants Day
June 17, 2021
  National Healthcare Risk Management Week    June 21-25, 2021
  National Events in July   National Events in July
  National Events in August   National Events in August
  National Events in September National Events in September
  National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day September 8th, 2021 (EY)   National Clinical Nurse Specialist Week
September 1-7, 2021 (Each Year)

National Vascular Nursing Week September 5-11, 2021

  National Assisted Living Week
September 12-18, 2021
  Nephrology Nurses Week
September 12-18, 2021
(Second full week in September)
  Healthcare Housekeepers Week
September 12-18, 2021
(Second full week in September)
  Neonatal Nurses Day
September 15, 2021 (Every Year)
  International Housekeepers Week
September 12-18,2021(2nd Full Week)
  National Surgical Technologists Week
September 19-25, 2021 (3rd full week)
  National Nurses in Staff Development Week   Sept 12-18, 2021
  National Events in October   National Events in October
Nuclear Medicine Week
Oct 3-9, 2021 (1st Full Week)
  National Nurse-Midwifery        Oct 3 - Oct 9, 2021
  National Physician Assistants Week
October 6-12, 2021 (Every Year)
  Case Management Week
October 10-16, 2021 (2nd week in Oct)
  Pastoral Care Week
October 24-30, 2021 (Last Full WK)

  National Nephrology Tech Week
October 11-16, 2021 (2nd Week in Oct)
  Emergency Nurses Week and Day
October 10-16, 2021 -October 13, 2021
  National Healthcare Quality Week October 17-23, 2021
  National Pediatric Nursing Week
October 4-8, 2021 (1st Full Week)

National Gerontological Nurses Week
October 2021 Date Not Yet Posted


National Medical Assistants Week
October 18-22, 2021 (3rd week in Oct)


National Medical Assistants Day
October 20, 2021 (3rd Wed)

  National Dental Hygienist Month
In October (Every Year)
  National Healthcare Food Service WK October 3-9, 2021 (1st week in Oct)
  National Pharmacy Technician Day
October 26, 2021 (4th Tuesday)
  National Pharmacy Week
October 17-23, 2021 (3rd Full Wk)
  National Respiratory Care Week
October 24-39, 2021  (Last full week)
  National Physical Therapy Month
Month of October
  National LPN / LVN Recognition Week
October 3-9, 2021 (1st week in Oct)
  International Orthopaedic Nurses Day
October 30, 2021 (Each Year)
  Materials Management Week
Oct 3-9, 2021 (1st Week of Oct)
  Veterinary Technician Week
October 17-23 2021 (3rd week)
  National Events in November   National Events in November
  Medical Surgical Nurses Week
November 1-7, 2021 (Every Year)
  National Allied Health Professionals
November 6-12, 2021 (EY)
  Urology Nurses and Associates Week
November 1-7, 2021 (Each Year)
  Aspiring Nurse Leader Week
November 1-7, 2015
  National Radiologic Technology Week
November 7-13, 2021
  National Medical Staff Services Week
November 1-7, 2020
  National Nurse Practitioner Week
November 7-13, 2021
(2nd full week of Nov Sun to Sat.)
  National Hospice/Palliative Care Month
Month of November (Every Year)
  National Caregivers Month (NFC)
Month of November
  Forensic Nurses Week
November 8-12, 2021
Second Week of November
  Operating Room Nurse Day
November 14, 2021 (Each Year)
  Perioperative Nurse Week
Nov 14-20, 2021
  National Home Health Aide Week
November 7-13, 2021
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.