About National Certified Nurses Day
March 19th is Certified Nurses Day, celebrating nurses who have chosen to continue and further their knowledge and education in the medical field through certification.
Nursing is one of America’s largest career fields, with over 3.8 million nurses working in the country. Take time today to recognize and thank the nurses around you.
This day honors nurses worldwide who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty. It is observed annually on March 19th, the birthday of Dr. Margretta "Gretta" Madden Styles, RN, EdD, FAAN, one of the greatest leaders in the field of nursing certification.
According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center, “Certified Nurses Day™ is an annual day of recognition for and by healthcare leaders dedicated to nursing professionalism, excellence, recognition, and service. Every March 19, employers, certification boards, education facilities, and healthcare providers celebrate and publicly acknowledge nurses who earn and maintain the highest credentials in their specialty. Certified Nurses Day™ honors nurses worldwide who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty.”