We hope you had a great PEDIATRIC NURSES WEEK

October 4-8, 2021

The mission of this week is to promote pediatric nursing, the practice of nurses dedicated to promoting the optimal health of children and providing excellence in nursing care of children and their families. This week calls attention to the critical work that pediatric nurses provide to improve healthcare delivery. It is a time to reflect on the contributions pediatric nurses make to patients, families, and communities. 

Free to Download: 

  • Thank you cards - print out and let your colleagues know how much you appreciate them!
  • Zoom Background - for your virtual celebration, download this background to use on your virtual meeting platform!
  • Coloring sheet - a fun activity for your patients 
  • PNW Banner - take to your local printing store to print or order an Institutional Package to save time and money!

Celebration Ideas

We know celebrating will be harder this year, but because of the difficulties this year has brought, it's even more important that we show appreciation for the amazing work we do each day! Here are some fun ways that you can celebrate with your nurses in the pediatric department:

  • Hold celebration raffles and give out prizes
  • Create "Why I Chose Peds" posters to hang in your hospital
  • Incorporate a fun theme for the week
  • Games for patients and their families

Have unique ideas to celebrate? Send them our way by emailing your creative celebration ideas to info@pedsnurses.org

PNW Webinar: Claiming Control Amid Crushing Chaos

Dr. Kelly Beischel PhD, RN, CAPP,
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 12:00 pm CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Description: Nurses are experiencing burnout at unparalleled rates during these uncertain times. In a 2020 study, nurses reported the following issues to be of concern: limited supplies, increased stress levels, workload, risk of personal illness, bullying, and lack of organizational preparedness for the increased influx of patients. This webinar will provide the participant's strategies to take back control and support wellbeing. Participants will create a plan for self-care that includes new wellbeing strategies or interventions.

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PNW Marketing Kit

Show you're a #ProudPediatricNurse through social media! Don't know what to share? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Refer to our marketing kit for fast facts, sample posts and downloadable graphics that are designed to help you show your pride.

View Marketing Kit

Social Media Photo Contest

To participate in the 2021 social media contest, follow the below instructions:

  1. Post a picture on Facebook or Twitter using #ProudPediatricNurse and show us why you're proud to be a pediatric nurse. (The post can be on a personal account or institution's account - just be sure to use the hashtag!)
  2. Share the picture with your family and friends and encourage them to like, comment and share your picture.
  3. The picture with the most likes will win 2022 Pediatric Nurses Week celebratory materials!

Social Media Photo Contest Winners

Krista Marie 

2020 Winner


Riverside University Health System 

2019 Winner

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Wolfson Children's Hospital
2018 Winner


Children's Hospital New Orleans

2017 Winner


Student Nurses at UC Davis   
2016 Co-Winner


Pediatric ICU at Cedars-Sinai   
2016 Co-Winner

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Riverside University Health System   

2015 Winner  

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Citrus Valley Medical Center

2015 Runner-Up

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