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Nurses' Day Event Guide


Nurses' Day takes place on 12 May each year. This year, we're holding the UK's Biggest Nursing Party and we want you to join in by organising your own get together with colleagues in your workplace. Follow this handy guide to make your Nurses' Day party extra special.

1. Location

Your Nurses' Day party 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 party possible.

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.

5. Free materials

Download our free poster to promote your event.

6. Social media

Social media is not only a great way to publicise your event, but it will help share how successful your day has been.Tweet photos to @theRCN and use the hashtag #NursesDay.

7. Music 

You can't have a party without music. Follow our free Spotify playlist full of the biggest party hits to get you in the mood. We will be adding more songs to this playlist as we get closer to the big day. 

8. Celebrate!

Nurses' Day is an opportunity to think about the amazing work you do. Take time to celebrate and talk to people about why nursing is so important.

Nurses' Day posters

Download free Nurses' Day posters to promote your Nurses' Day party.

Page last updated - 06/03/2019