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National Nursing Week 2020


Each year, the Canadian Nurses Association dedicates a week to the recognition of the nursing profession. This year's Nursing Week takes place from May 11 to 17 with the theme Nurses: A Voice to Lead — Nursing the World to Health. 

As part of this week, let's take the time to celebrate the heroic efforts of nurses throughout this pandemic.  It is also an opportunity to thank them for the important work they do every day. For more information or to participate in this week's activities, visit the National Nursing Week 2020 page.  

This is also a great time to find out a little more about the profession.   Many novels have portrayed the important role nurses have played during the major conflicts and crises of the 20th and 21st centuries, while many others have made them the main characters. In honour of National Nursing Week, here are some reading suggestions.  


National Nurse's Week/La semaine nationale des infirmières et infirmiersby Drea_Biblio_Library

To celebrate National Nurses Week, the OPL suggests novels in English or French where the main character is a nurse. There are a number of series and many mysteries. All of these books are available in eBook and Downloadable Audiobook format. En l'honneur de la Semaine nationale des infirmières et infirmiers, la BPO vous propose des romans (de langue française et anglaise) dont les personnages principaux sont des infirmières. Il y a un bon nombre de séries et plusieurs polars. Tous ces livres sont disponibles en format eBook ou en format audio téléchargeable.