National Nurses Week

Celebrating the Heartbeat of Healthcare

As May 6th marks the beginning of a week-long tribute to nurses, we’re reminded of the incredible dedication, compassion, and expertise that nurses bring to their profession every day. Nurses are the heartbeat of the medical community, providing not just medical care but also emotional support, often becoming the patient’s advocate. This year’s theme for National Nurses Week, “Nurses Make the Difference,” couldn’t be more fitting as we reflect on the countless lives touched and saved by nurses. So, join us as we look at the ways nurses are being recognized and celebrated this week!


The American Nurses Association created the #NursesLightUpTheSky campaign to shine a light on the tireless dedication and compassion of nurses everywhere. Landmarks across the nation will light up in vibrant hues as a tribute to the profound impact nurses have on our lives. Participating locations include the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, M&T Bank Stadium and The Wrigley Building, among others across the United States. Join the celebration during Nurses Week by capturing the beauty of these illuminated monuments, and share your support for nurses who make a difference every day.


Chipotle is recognizing the dedication of nurses by giving 100,000 healthcare workers free burritos, equivalent to more than $1 million in free food. To enter, healthcare workers can simply visit this site from May 6th to May 10th. At the end of National Nurses Week, the restaurant will select 100,000 people from the entries, verify their employment and send them a free burrito e-card on May 13th. In addition to providing free grub, Chipotle will be matching 10% of designated Healthcare Heroes E-Gift Cards purchased from May 1 to May 12 and donating to the American Nurses Foundation.


Skechers is partnering with the American Nurses Foundation to recognize and support nurses by offering all nurses a 10% discount throughout the month of May. Additionally, for the whole month, in-store shoppers will have the opportunity to donate any amount to the Foundation or round-up their purchase to the nearest dollar amount. If they give $5 or more, customers can receive $10 off their next $100 purchase in June. Skechers also participated in a retail round-up last year and shoppers donated over $160,000 to the American Nurses Foundation.