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. 

Pediatric Nurses Week Events:


Wednesday October 7, 2020

SPN Pediatric Nurses Week Panel: How Our Nurses Overcame Challenges and Implemented Innovative Strategies during COVID Pandemic

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 10:00 am CT
1.0 Contact Hour

Register Now

Thursday October 8, 2020 

SPN Pediatric Nurses Week Webinar Follow Up Happy Hour

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 5:00 pm CT

Register Now

Thursday October 8, 2020

SPN Chapter Leader's Brunch!

Hosted by the Chapter Development and Support Committee 

Thursday October 8, 2020, 12:00 pm CT

Contact info@pedsnurses.org for details

Purchase Pediatric Nurses Week Swag:

Pre-Orders have now closed. All purchased PNW materials will ship the week of September 21, 2020
  • Pediatric Nurses Week Button Package - 25 buttons to distribute among your coworkers and peers.

  • Pediatric Nurses Week Celebratory Banner - 1 5' x 3' banner to hang in your unit to celebrate you and your colleagues

Please note: Pre-orders of these materials are available until August 24, 2020. Limited supplies available after August 24. All Pediatric Nurses Week products will ship the week of September 21, 2020 

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 during COVID-19? Send them our way by emailing your creative celebration ideas to info@pedsnurses.org


Social Media Photo Contest

To participate in the 2020 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 on Monday, October 12 will win 2021 Pediatric Nurses Week celebratory materials!

Pediatric Nurses Week has been generously sponsored by PNCB

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Social Media Photo Contest Winners:

Congratulations to the 2020 winner: Krista Marie!


Past Winners:

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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