Join SPN In Celebrating Pediatric Nurses Week October 1-5, 2018

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. 

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

To participate in the 2018 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 8 will win.

The winner will receive a 2019 Pediatric Nurses Week package for their institution to celebrate next year!

Past Winners

Congratulations to the winner of the 2017 Pediatric Nurses Week Social Media Photo Contest: Children's Hospital New Orleans. Check out their below, and make sure to visit Facebook to see additional pictures from last year's celebrations all over the country!

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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