2017 Pediatric Nurses Week


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 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.

Visit the SPN Store To Purchase Pediatric Nurses Week Swag

Click here to purchase through the SPN Store.


All orders will start shipping on Friday, September 22 and we recommend placing your order by Friday, September 15. 

Free to Download

  • Thank You Card - print out and let your colleagues know how much you appreciate them!
  • Coloring Sheet - a fun activity for your patients 
  • PNW Banner - take to Fedex or Kinkos to print or order an Institutional Package to save time and money!


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Celebration Ideas

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
  • Activities for the kids like face painting, scavenger hunts 
  • Games for patients and their families
  • Host a potluck, staff breakfast or ice cream social

Social Media Photo Contest

Submit photos for this year's Social Media Photo Contest to info@pedsnurses.org

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Pediatric Nurses Week Social Media Photo Contest: UC Davis and Cedars-Sinai. Check out their photos below, and make sure to visit Facebook to see additional pictures from this year's celebrations all over the country!

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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