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National Nurses Week: You Make a Difference

Happy National Nurses Week to all of GrapeTree’s hard-working and dedicated nurses! This annual celebration honors the compassion and contributions of nurses across the United States. We love celebrating you!

This year’s theme You Make a Difference truly encapsulates the impact nurses have made in shaping healthcare, ensuring quality care, providing excellent customer service, and showing empathy and compassion for those you care for.

When is National Nurses Week?

National Nurses Week starts each year on May 6th and ends on Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12th, with May 6th being recognized as National Nurses Day.


Who is Florence Nightingale? Also known as “The Lady with the Lamp," Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) was a caring nurse and a trailblazing leader who wrote over 150 books, pamphlets, and reports on health-related topics. She is credited with being the founder of modern nursing through her groundbreaking views on sanitation and cleanliness, influencing quality care within healthcare for centuries to come.


What is the history behind National Nurses Week?

Although National Nurses Week has only been celebrated since the 1970s,the nursing profession itself has long been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA). Since its inception and creation, numerous individuals have championed for a day to recognize and appreciate the profession and its workers. Below is a timeline overview of how we got where we are today!

Timeline Graphic for National Nurses Week

How to Celebrate Nurses Week

Whether you are a nurse, love a nurse, or want to simply appreciate a nurse in your life, there are numerous ways to celebrate.

How to Celebrate a Nurse You Love

To celebrate the nurse in your life, a simple thank you note, gift, or words of encouragement can go a long way. If you don’t have anyone specific in mind, sending a note or gift to the hospital or facility you received care from can also be a great way to recognize healthcare heroes. By simply taking the time to appreciate those in your life who sacrifice so much to give back can be a powerful way to celebrate.

How to Celebrate as a Nurse

If you are a nurse and want to partake in the celebrations, make sure you are following GrapeTree on our socials to ensure you stay up to date with all things National Nurses Week. We will be recognizing our Nurse of the Year Award as well as having giveaways and other fun things all week long!

There are also numerous freebies and discounts you can take advantage of not only during this week, but oftentimes year-round as well. A simple Google search for nurse perks will showcase these freebies. Below are some of our favorites!

  • Figs – 20% off everything!

  • Lululemon – Nurses can enjoy 15% off year-round!

  • Amazon – Free books, specially curated for nurses.

  • Verizon – Exclusive discounts for nurses!

  • Nike – 10% discount for medical professionals in the US.

  • Adidas – Enjoy a 30% discount when you shop their Healthcare Collection which features supportive and cushioned shoes!

  • Carhartt – 15% discount on apparel and accessories.

  • Chipotle – 2,000 lucky healthcare professionals will win free Chipotle for an entire year!

  • Crocs – 25% off all full-priced styles for healthcare workers.


We are overjoyed to celebrate so many remarkable nurses on the GrapeTree team! Your hard work, dedication, and commitment to the profession is inspiring and we are so lucky to have you.

Want to be a part of the GrapeTree celebrations? Join our team today to ensure you can partake in some of the amazing things we have coming throughout the week!

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