national nurses month

National Nurses Month (Week Three) focuses on professional development; an opportunity to focus on how you can excel and lead in your nursing career or inspire and help other nurses in their professional journey.

When it comes to nursing, education does not stop when you complete your last exam or finish the last challenging clinical rotation. Textbooks and classrooms may have been replaced by clinical settings and scrubs, but for as long as you are a nurse, there will always be a way to become better. This is true for nurses as all levels, which is why lifelong learning is one of the pillars of the nursing profession.

National Nurses Month Webinar: Asking and Advocating for What Nurses Need
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 I 11:00 am CT

Expand your skills like communication, problem solving and teamwork. Join the FREE National Nurses Month webinar and learn the tools and skills to be an advocate for nurses. Asking and Advocating for What Nurses Need will help you optimize your work environment and foster a culture of self-advocacy to improve patient care. Earn 1.5 CNE credits.

Register Today

Professional Development Week  | Ways To Further Your Careertest with confidence AHA

  • Prep for Your Certification Exam with Confidence – ANA Education and Resources offers top-notch support tools to help you achieve ANCC specialty and APRN certification. Choose from on-demand webinars, study guides, and practice material featuring actual exam content. Check out the options.
  • Free Resources for Your Advanced Practice Career – Whether you are a current APRN, student, faculty, or leader, the ANA Enterprise has resources to support your career. Check out the advanced practice page for free practice, policy, and regulation tools, in addition to special APRN offers from ANCC Certification and SME opportunities.
  • Get Your NPI – National Provider Identifiers (NPI) are the only Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recognized identifier for reimbursing health care clinicians, including APRNs, for patient care. Getting your NPI is a good first step towards elevating nurses’ value in the health care system and possible direct reimbursement in the future. Apply for yours today.

Tammy Baumann Headshot“I wanted to become a nurse after seeing how caring and wonderful the nurses were to my Grandmother after her open heart surgery. I was 7 year’s old. I read her booklet ‘And the Beat Goes On Heart’. I then remember going to my school library and checking out every first aid book I could get my hands on! My love for people and healthcare grew from there. It has been my greatest joy, my passion, my mission. I cannot imagine what I would have done other than be a nurse,” shared Tammy Wagner, RN, CADDCT, CDP, LSSGB; Great Plains QIN Quality Improvement Advisor.

On behalf of the Great Plains QIN team, Happy National Nurses Month…We thank you!