Nurses' Day takes place on 12 May each year. Follow this handy guide to make your event extra special.
Your Nurses' Day event can take place anywhere - from the canteen to the car park, but make sure it's somewhere that is safe, visible and accessible to all.
Don't forget - you will need permission to hold your event, so make enquiries as soon as possible.
2. Get help
Spread the workload by asking for support from colleagues, friends and family. Simple things like asking others to put up posters, bake cakes or buy milk will help you run the best event you can.
3. Local support
Advertise your event. Contact the local media, put up posters (with permission) and remember to tell people about it when you're at work. Social media is a great way to spread the word.
Contact your regional RCN office for advice on publicising your event.
4. Food and drink
Don’t run short. You can always take leftovers home or share them around later in the day. Make sure your food and drink is fresh and caters for all allergies too.