National School Nurse Day - May
Wed, May 8, 2024

National School Nurse Day

National School Nurse Day is an expression of recognition for school nurses. They make you feel comfortable. These people have to reassure, make important decisions and take care of the health of every child. It is time to congratulate and thank your child’s nurse on this day. They deserve it.

The History

School nursing began in 1873 in Brussels. Then city-wide school verifications were held there. The first vacancy for a school nurse appeared in 1902 in New York. The post was taken by Lina Rogers. Thanks to her, the infectious level of diseases in the city decreased.

National School Nurse Day was proclaimed in 1974. This event was preceded by the Department of School Nurses, created in 1968. With the proclamation of a national holiday, the National Education Association and other organizations expressed recognition of the medical workers and called on all citizens to thank them for their great work and the well-being of their children.

How to take part

The main goal is showing respect and gratitude to the school nurse. Conferences, exhibitions, and holiday concerts are organized in schools. Children and their parents also take part in the congratulations, presenting small gifts and saying words of gratitude to their beloved school nurse.

When is National School Nurse Day celebrated in 2024?

National School Nurse Day is observed on the Wednesday during National Nurses Week in May each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday May 8 2024
Wednesday May 7 2025