Category: October 11

  • NATIONAL CURVES DAY- Second Wednesday in October

    NATIONAL CURVES DAY | SECOND WEDNESDAY IN OCTOBER

    National Curves Day on the second Wednesday in October recognizes plus-sized women and men all across the country.

    #NationalCurvesDay

    Expect a fashion, beauty, wellness, fitness, networking, and branding experience; it’s something for everyone! Guests include top designers, celebrity models, bloggers, editors, media insiders, and +influencers from across the globe.

    The celebration is an opportunity to indulge in curvy fashion and build confidence. No matter your style, embrace the day and your curves with confidence and explore designs that fit you!

    HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL CURVES DAY

    There are several ways to participate in the celebration. 

    • Wear something RED on the second Wednesday of October
    • Share your favorite styles with flair.
    • Explore fashion design made for curves and encourage others to do so, too.
    • Stop body shaming. It takes a lot to feel comfortable in our own skin – there’s no room for stigma about our bodies.
    • Share a selfie on social using #NationalCurvesDay, #DapperBomber, or #CurvyBombshell rocking your red to show support.

    Be the change you want to see. A significant portion of the annual Gala’s proceeds will fund the organization’s mentoring programs and/or a charity of choice.

    Confidence is Key, Knowledge is Power, and Support is Everything! Join National Curves Day, Inc. in advocating for self-love, inclusion, and diversity through Embrace. Encourage. Empower. Show off your confidence by using #NationalCurvesDay to share on social media.

    NATIONAL CURVES DAY HISTORY

    Zak (KSecret Dunbar-Bell), Creative Director and CEO of Jon Marc Collection, created National Curves Day in 2015 to encourage women (and now men also) to love who they are right where they are! In 2016, National Curves Day became incorporated as a global non-profit (COED) social organization embodying inner peace, confidence, love for self, and others. Their foundation mission is built on, “Embrace. Encourage. Empower.” for the curvy and plus-size community.

    In 2015, National Curves Day launched with over 100 weeks of social media promotion encouraging women to embrace all things plus positive while at the same time strengthening efforts to stop body-shaming. As the movement grew, so did the urge and desire to empower men who faced challenges battling society’s norms. In 2017, the event became COED (inclusive) and the organization’s mission of Embrace.Encourage.Empower. attained equal purpose.

    In 2018, the Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed the day to be observed annually on the second Wednesday in October.

    For more information email Press@NationalCurvesDay.com or 301.404.9436

    DATES:
    12 October 2022
    11 October 2023
    9 October 2024
    8 October 2025
    7 October 2026
    13 October 2027
    11 October 2028
    10 October 2029
    9 October 2030

  • INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD – October 11

    INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD | OCTOBER 11

    On October 11, the International Day of the Girl seeks to bring awareness and solutions to the unique challenges that girls around the world face every day.

    #DayOfTheGirl

    From the moment a child is born, she can grow up to be a scientist, author, business leader, mother, teacher or anything she may choose to be. Providing her with healthy options, education, and resources to make her own choices means removing some of the obstacles she faces.

    Depending on where she lives, a young girl’s challenges will vary and how we approach addressing those issues will change. During International Day of the Girl, join the global call to action. Create real solutions; listen to the aspiration of young women; mentor someone who will someday overcome the challenges she faces.

    HOW TO OBSERVE DAY OF THE GIRL

    Join events around the world designed to improve the lives of girls in the most impoverished nations. Become a mentor. Make a donation of supplies to schools. Be inspired by or inspire girls in your life by speaking about women leaders from the past and present.

    Whether she was a teacher or an author, a political leader or an activist, share the stories of those who have made changes for the better in the world.

    Be a part of the difference that makes lives better for aspiring young girls around the globe and use #DayOfTheGirl to share on social media.

    INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD HISTORY

    In 1995 at the World Conference on Women, nearly 30,000 people from approximately 200 countries arrived in Beijing, China. It was the fourth such world conference. During it, the attendees developed the most comprehensive platform for advancing women’s rights around the world.

    In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11th as International Day of the Girl Child due to the advocacy seen around the world. The UN encourages increased activism.

  • NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO LUNCH DAY – Second Wednesday in October

    NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO LUNCH DAY

    National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day on the second Wednesday in October encourages students to invite their parents to lunch. Parents will visit their children’s school during this event and have a meal with them in the school cafeteria.

    #TakeYourParentsToLunchDay

    The goal of the day is to learn more about what goes into putting together a healthy lunch. Parents and school officials have an opportunity to open the lines of communication so they can work together to provide kids with the healthiest meals possible. It’s also a terrific day to find out what your child enjoys about school lunches. When adults show an interest in the daily life of their children, they have the opportunity to learn their routine. They also see firsthand the potential for growth and keeping your child’s brain fed for learning. 

    Giving children the opportunity to show adults the ropes in the lunchroom will also cue you into where they may struggle. What’s working for them? Which foods should your child try more of? Providing follow-up with and networking with the school becomes a powerful way to help students stay healthy and fueled all day long. 

    HOW TO OBSERVE TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO LUNCH DAY

    Children, invite your parents to join you for lunch. If your school doesn’t currently participate in the day, encourage them to add it as an event. Parents, throughout the school year, join your children for lunch. Find out more about their day. Offer to volunteer during lunch, too. Use #TakeYourParentsToLunchDay to post on social media.

    NATIONAL TAKE YOUR PARENTS TO LUNCH DAY HISTORY

    Take Your Parents To Lunch Day is promoted annually by Kiwi Magazine. Click here for more information on how you or your school can participate.

     

  • NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY – Wednesday of Second Full Week in October

    NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY

    National Fossil Day promotes the scientific and educational value fossils present to us every day. Not only that, they’re just cool! The observance takes place annually on Wednesday of the second full week in October.  

    #NationalFossilDay

    All around the world, paleontologists seek and identify the remnants of animals, insects and plant life that once lived and grew on the earth. Some of these creatures lived hundreds, thousands and millions of years ago. These fossils leave a record that provides clues to the Earth’s history.

    From the microscopic fossils of an arthropod to the gigantic titanosaur, humans continue to be fascinated with fossils. The idea of discovering something embedded in ancient sediment motivates some to keep digging. Paleontologists identify fossils much like biologists identify the discovery of a new species of animal or plant life. They classify, name and organize fossils based on their characteristics.

    In the scientific world, the scientist who makes the discovery also earns the naming rights. Frequently, the names are entirely scientific, using Latin or Greek roots. However, paleontologists enjoy being creative. For example, fourteen-year-old Wes Linster discovered Bambiraptor Feinbergi in 1993. The name means Bambi thief. Some scientists name their discoveries after living people. In the case of one trilobite that made it into the record books, the name Aegrotocatellus jaggeri comes the rock legend, Mick Jagger.

    While fossils were real living beings, the mystery and magic of fossils cannot be overlooked. One of the latest additions to the fossil library reminds us of that. Its name, Dracorex hogwartsia, honors the Hogwarts family.

    HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY

    Visit a local museum, or do some research about fossils. Attend an event or sponsor one. While you’re out discovering the world of fossils, tell us about your favorites. Let us know by using #NationalFossilDay to post on social media.

    Do you want to discover even more about fossils? We share with you 5 Fantastic First Fossil Discoveries. You can also visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for project ideas and resources that help you Celebrate Every Day in the classroom.

    NATIONAL FOSSIL DAY HISTORY

    On October 13, 2010, the first National Fossil Day launched across the country during Earth Science Week to celebrate the educational and scientific value fossils provide. The National Park Service and over 270 partners hosted events across the United States, allowing the public opportunities to learn more about the world’s fossil heritage. The partners include museums, institutions, organizations, and many other groups.

    Each year the sponsors create a new National Fossil Day logo depicting a prehistoric organism. The logos promote National Fossil Day and provide educational opportunities to share more information about fossils. The original National Fossil Day logo was created in 2010 and featured a fossil mammal known as the titanothere. Other featured fossils include:

    • 2011, the marine reptile known as the mosasaur was used as the official logo.
    • 2012, the mammoth was featured in the annual logo.
    • 2013, a Paleozoic invertebrate known as the eurypterid was highlighted in the annual logo.
    Fossil FAQ

    Q. What is one of the largest fossil finds in the world?
    A. One of the largest fossil finds in the world is located in Illinois. Consisting of four square miles, the giant fossil is that of ancient tropical forest and swamp. The enormous fossil history is located 230 feet underground in the Riola and Vermilion Grove coal Mines.

    Q. Besides the tyrannosaurus rex, what other large dinosaurs walked the Earth?
    A. There were quite a few dinosaurs larger than T-rex. The largest T-rex weighed in at about 8 tons and 42 feet long. Some of them include:

    • Dreadnoughtus schrani – Dr. Kenneth Lacovara discovered this dinosaur in 2005. It weighed in at about 65 tons and stretched 85 feet long.
    • Bruhathkayosaurus matleyi – This sauropod tipped the scales at 78 tons, one of the heaviest dinosaurs to live.
    • Megalodon – Not only did this dinosaur stretch to 59 feet long and weigh in at 50 tons, but it was also the largest shark to ever swim in the oceans.

    DATES:
    19 October 2022
    18 October 2023
    16 October 2024
    15 October 2025
    21 October 2026
    20 October 2027
    18 October 2028
    17 October 2029

  • NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY – October 11

    NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY | OCTOBER 11

    Each year on October 11th, National Coming Out Day encourages civil awareness recognizing and supporting those in the LGBTQ community. 

    #NationalComingOutDay

    The day celebrates individuals who publicly identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender – coming out regarding their sexual orientation and/or gender identity being akin to a cultural rite of passage for LGBT people.

    One in two Americans knows someone who is gay or lesbian. The ratio applied to transgendered Americans is one in ten.

    The day is dedicated to raises awareness of the civil rights of the LGBTQ community. Through education and support, and sharing their stories, it is hoped they may be more able to live openly and safely.

    As more of the LGBTQ community come out, those who know them are more likely to become more educated. They also become more supportive and understanding, too.

    HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

    Attend a rally. Support someone you know as the approach coming out to their friends and loved ones. Share your coming out stories. Ask questions or learn more by visiting hrc.org. Learn about the Stonewall Uprising or other pivotal events in the LGBTQ community. Use #NationalComingOutDay to post on social media.

    NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY HISTORY

    In 1988, Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary National created Coming Out Day on the anniversary of National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights to show support for the LGBTQ community. Eichberg was a New Mexico psychologist and founder of the personal growth workshop, The Experience. O’ Leary was an openly gay political leader from Los Angeles and at the time, the head of the National Gay Rights Advocates. Together, they created the day as a reminder that coming out is one of their most powerful basic tools.

     

  • NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY – October 11

    NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY | OCTOBER 11

    Food lovers across the country enjoy National Sausage Pizza Day on October 11th each year. Whether served on a thin or thick crust, sausage pizza goes well with other toppings, too. Don’t hesitate to add mushrooms and a variety of cheeses. What’s even better about sausage pizza are the different kinds of sausage to choose from.

    #SausagePizzaDay

    While Italian sausage may be preferred, try experimenting. Add more garlic or try additional spice. Try smoky sausages such as chorizo or even a kielbasa visit with your local butcher for sausage suggestions. They’ve probably been smoking up the latest experiment just for you to try.
    Sausage comes in many combinations, too. Lighter forms and different ages offer flavors that complement our toppings. A little sweet with the savory creates a modern taste experience.
    Sautéd onions add amazing flavor to sausage pizza. While cooking up the onions add a few portabella mushrooms to the pan. Once you’ve added them to your pizza, sprinkle the top with feta cheese and fresh basil. You won’t regret it.
    Pizza Facts
    • In ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese, which some attribute to the beginning of the pizza.
    • In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα,” pita, meaning pie.
    • The Romans developed a pastry with a sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves.
    • The modern pizza had its beginning in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.
    • The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese, mainly the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant. It was produced in the surroundings of Naples.
    • An estimated 2 billion pounds of pizza cheese was produced in the United States in 1997.
    • The first United States pizza establishment opened in New York’s Little Italy in 1905.

    HOW TO OBSERVE SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY

    Invite friends and family over for homemade sausage pizza. Or go out for your favorite kind of sausage pizza and make it a celebration. While you’re out and about, be sure to give a shout out to your favorite establishment. Do you like thin or thick crust? How do you eat your pizza? Crust first, point first or do you fold it? We want to know. Everyone has their own pizza-eating styles.

    Onion and Sausage Pizza
    Chicago Deep Dish Sausage Pizza

    Use #SausagePizzaDay to post on social media.

    Do you want to know more? Check out these 5 Amazing Pizza World Records.

    NATIONAL SAUSAGE PIZZA DAY HISTORY

    National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this delicious food holiday. 

     

    October 11th Celebrated  History

    1811 

    Invented by John Stevens, the first steam-powered ferry boat begins operations between NYC and Hoboken, NJ.

    1881 

    The Scotland-born inventor immigrated to the Dakota Territory and received U.S. Patent No. 248,179 helping to revolutionize the photography world. At the same time, George Eastman was developing his camera business and bought the rights to Houston’s patent for roll-film.

    1887 

    Dorr Eugene Felt patents the first accurate and practical adding machine, patent No. 371496

    1890 

    The heritage organization, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), is founded.

    1910 

    At an event held at Kinloch Field in St. Louis, MO, pilot Arch Hoxsey invites former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt to join him in a short flight. Despite being surprised by the invitation, the adventurous colonel accepts. He flew with Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright brothers and the quick spin around the sky lasted only 4 minutes.

    1958

    NASA launches Pioneer 1, its first space probe. However, the spacecraft fails to reach a stable orbit.

    1968 

    NASA launches its first successful manned mission of the Apollo space program from Cape Kennedy.

    1975 

    The comedy sketch show, Saturday Night Live, launches on NBC. Created by Lorne Michaels the show has brought such memorable characters as Gumby, The Church Lady, Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar, Roseanne Roseannadanna, Stuart Smalley, Hans and Franz, and Beldar Conehead.

    1984 

    Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a spacewalk.

    October 11th Celebrated Birthdays

    George Williams – 1821

    In 1844. the English philanthropist and businessman founded the Young Men’s Christian Association.

    Henry John Heinz – 1844

    Condiments became the businessman’s billion-dollar idea. It all started with horseradish in Pittsburgh, PA, and led to 57 varieties that we still enjoy today.

    Eleanor Roosevelt – 1884

    As the 34th First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt was a force to be reckoned with. Even before the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mrs. Roosevelt was active in the American Red Cross and supported the League of Women Voters. During her term in the White House, she did more than greet guests and entertain. She was an outspoken advocate for civil liberties and often spoke publicly. Follow the President’s death, she served as a spokeswoman in the United Nations.

    Harriet Boyd Hawes – 1888

    As an archaeologist, Boyd gained recognition for her discovery at Gournia. Along with her discovery, she became the first archaeologist to completely excavate an Early Bronze Age Minoan site.

    Dan Evins – 1935

    In 1969, the businessman founded Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.

    MC Lyte – 1970

    Born Lana Michele Moorer, the Grammy-nominated rapper became the first woman rapper to release a solo album.

  • GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY – October 11

    General Pulaski Memorial Day | October 11
    General Pulaski Memorial Day | October 11

    GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY | OCTOBER 11

    General Pulaski Memorial Day on October 11th, honors a Polish hero of the American Revolution.

    #GeneralPulaskiMemorialDay

    The day is set aside in the United States to recognize Casimir Pulaski, a Polish immigrant. Over two centuries ago, he joined the Continental Army and soon rose in the ranks to Brigadier General.

    Alongside General George Washington, he built a legacy that included raising an arm of the colonial military as yet undeveloped – the cavalry. As such, he became known as the father of the American cavalry.

    While only 15 years-old, Pulaski earned battle experience when his homeland of Poland and Russia went to war. He later immigrated to the British Colonies after meeting Benjamin Franklin in Paris. It was Pulaski’s experience on the battlefield and his perseverance that gained General Washington’s trust. However, Pulaski would not see the end of the war. Injured in battle, he died wounds suffered at the Siege of Savannah on October 9, 1779. General Pulaski died a few days later on October 11th. 

    The day also honors Polish immigrants and their descendants across the country. Generations have contributed to the founding of the United States, and its continued growth. Whether through service in the Armed Forces or skilled labor, innovation, or the arts, their enduring heritages lives on.

    Presidential Proclamation 2018

    HOW TO OBSERVE GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY

    Learn more about General Pulaski and the history of the United States Cavalry. Visit a cavalry museum or read about General Pulaski.

    Francis C. Kajencki published The Pulaski Legion in the American Revolution in 2004.

    David R. Collins published Casimir Pulaski: Soldier on Horseback in 1995 for young readers.

    Use #GeneralPulaskiMemorialDay to post on social media.

    GENERAL PULASKI MEMORIAL DAY HISTORY

    In 1929, Congress passed a resolution designating October 11th as General Pulaski Memorial Day. Each year, a new presidential proclamation renews the resolution.   (Public Resolution 16 of 1929)

    A Presidential Proclamation has been issued each year since (except 1930).

     
  • NATIONAL BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR TO WORK/SCHOOL DAY – Second Wednesday in October

    NATIONAL BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR TO WORK/SCHOOL DAY

    National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work/School Day provides a day to cuddle up with a sweet childhood toy. 

    #BringYourTeddyBearToWorkSchoolDay

    Teddy Bears provide comfort. Many of us have a childhood bear we snuggled up with when we were ill or scared. They were companions. Most Teddy Bears are the perfect size for children to hug at night while they drift off to sleep. They fit neatly into their tiny arms.

    For adults, teddy brightens up your day and brings a feeling of celebration to your office. In the classroom, the variety of Teddy bears brings delight and fascination. The day can also be an opportunity to give a teddy bear to someone who needs encouragement. 

    In 1902, American President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear cub while hunting in Mississippi. This incident made national news. Clifford Berryman published a cartoon of the event in the Washington Post on November 16th, 1902. The caricature became an instant classic.

    The Berryman cartoon of Teddy Roosevelt and the cub inspired New York store owner Morris Michtom to create a new toy. Morris Michtom wrote President Roosevelt to ask permission to name the new toy a “Teddy Bear.”

    Since the advent of the Teddy Bear, a parade of famous characters followed.

    HOW TO OBSERVE BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR TO WORK/SCHOOL DAY

    Dress up your teddy bear and take him out on the town. Other ways to celebrate include:

    • Hosting a Teddy Bear tea party.
    • Taking photos of your Teddy Bear.
    • Inviting friends for a Teddy Bear sleepover.
    • Shopping for a new Teddy Bear.
    • Reading Teddy Bear stories.

    Use #BringYourTeddyBearToWorkSchoolDay to post on social media.

    NATIONAL BRING YOUR TEDDY BEAR TO WORK/SCHOOL DAY HISTORY

    National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this fun toy holiday.

    Teddy Bear FAQ

    Q. What are some famous Teddy Bears?
    A. Since the creation of the first Teddy Bear, several Teddy Bear characters became popular. One of the first was a bear named Winnie the Pooh. Created by English author A.A. Milne, the honey-loving bear is as popular as he ever was. Other popular bears include:

    • Paddington Bear
    • Care Bears
    • Fozzie Bear
    • Coca Cola polar bear
    • Teddy Ruxpin
    • Smokey the Bear

    Q. When was Theodore Roosevelt president?
    A. Theodore Roosevelt served as the United States President from 1901 to 1909. 

    DATES:
    12 October 2022
    11 October 2023
    9 October 2024
    8 October 2025
    14 October 2026
    13 October 2027
    11 October 2028
    10 October 2029
    9 October 2030
    10 October 2031

  • NATIONAL STOP BULLYING DAY – Second Wednesday in October

    NATIONAL STOP BULLYING DAY

    National Stop Bullying Day on the second Wednesday in October brings together students, faculty, and parents to end bullying. 

    #StopBullyingDay

    This annual designation promotes standing up against and put an end to bullying. No child should be afraid to ride a bus or go to school because a classmate threatens them. Children who have been bullied should also feel they can report the incident without repercussions. 

    Types of Bullying

    Bullying comes in many forms. It occurs repeatedly and is a way for the perpetrator to show their power. Whether the bullying is verbal, physical, relational, or cyberbullying, the results are detrimental.

    • Verbal bullying involves spoken words. The person may threaten or call names. They may use disrespectful language toward family, friends, or specifically aimed at their target.
    • Physical bullying is aggression in the form of hitting, kicking, pushing, or any unwanted touch.
    • Relational bullying involves purposely excluding someone from activities, groups, or events through social tactics.
    • Cyberbullying includes using social media, texts, and the internet to spread rumors, lies, or mean messages about a person.

    Each type of bullying may have similar effects on the targeted person. They may withdraw even from their family or become mysteriously ill often. It’s essential to keep an open line of communication with children and students. Encourage students to participate in activities outside the home, too. Teach children the appropriate use of the internet, social media, and text. While having daily discussions with family members about their day, share information on setting boundaries. Teach them the behavior you expect them to display, how to treat others, and provide a role model of the same.

    The U.S. Department of Human Services set up a hotline that’s available 24/7 to receive assistance stopping bullying. Call 1-800-273-8255.

    In the U.S., the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Also, in the U.S., the Suicide National Hopeline is 1-800-784-2433. Spanish is 1-888-628-9454.

    HOW TO OBSERVE STOP BULLYING DAY

    Attend a bullying prevention event in your school. If your school doesn’t host an event, help them get one started. Getting involved in activities spotlighting their strengths will help to empower them. Report bullying when you see it and support those who have suffered from it to report it, too. Use #StopBullyingDay to post on social media.  Inform yourself about the dangers of bullying.

    NATIONAL STOP BULLYING DAY HISTORY

    In 2009, eighteen sixth grade students from St. Stanislaus Kostka declared October National Stop Bullying Month, the second week of October National Stop Bullying Week, and Stop Bullying Day on the second Wednesday of October.

    DATES:
    12 October 2022
    11 October 2023
    9 October 2024
    8 October 2025
    14 October 2026
    13 October 2027
    11 October 2028
    10 October 2029
    9 October 2030
    10 October 2031

  • NATIONAL EMERGENCY NURSE’S DAY – Second Wednesday in October

    NATIONAL EMERGENCY NURSE’S DAY

    National Emergency Nurse’s Day on the second Wednesday in October recognizes the dedication of ER nurses across the nation and it takes place during Emergency Nurses Week. We take this day to say “thank you” to the emergency room nurses for their hard work, dedication, service, and commitment. As they provide unwavering care to their patients and families, their loyalty to the emergency nursing profession does not go unnoticed. 

    #EmergencyNursesDay

    Emergency room nurses are the first people we see when we have an accident or a medical emergency. They work hard to put us at ease and eliminate pain and discomfort. The day encourages us to let them know just how important they are in keeping hospitals running smoothly.

    When is National Hero Day?

    According to the CDC, per 100 persons, 45.8 visits were recorded. Since the ER nurse will be the first to see the patient, their training means the utmost to the patient. Most ER nurses earn a degree as a Registered Nurse. Beyond their degree program, many nurses continue their training, advancing their skills and improving their knowledge of the ever-changing medical field. Some will specialize as well.

    Statistics on ER nurses a difficult to find. However, there are over 3 million RNs in the U.S. workforce today.

    HOW TO OBSERVE EMERGENCY NURSES DAY

    While not everyone has experienced an emergency visit, you can still participate in the day. 

    • Learn more about the day in the life of an emergency nurse.
    • Send them a note of care and support.
    • Put together care packages for emergency nurses. Add bottled water, energy snacks, a card of encouragement, or a coffee gift card.
    • Share your experiences under the care of an emergency nurse.
    • Give them a word of compassion.
    • Help your hospital organize an event to show your support and appreciation for nurses.
    • Give a shout-out on social media to an emergency nurse you know.

    No matter how you thank them, don’t forget to use #EmergencyNursesDay to post on social media.

    NATIONAL EMERGENCY NURSE’S DAY HISTORY

    Sponsored by the Emergency Nurses Association since 1989, this day is part of Emergency Nurse’s Week.

    ER Nurse FAQ

    Q. What types of nurses work in the emergency room?
    A. The most common types of nurses are Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Professional Nurses (LPN). However, only RNs qualify as Emergency Room nurses. While an LPN may perform certain duties in an ER, only RNs hold the role of an ER nurse.

    Q. What other types of nurses are there?
    A. Other types of nurses include Certified Nursing Assistants, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care Registered Nurse, Surgical Assistant Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery Nurse, Neonatal Nurse, Oncology Nurse, among others.

    DATES:
    12 October 2022
    11 October 2023
    9 October 2024
    8 October 2025
    14 October 2026
    13 October 2027
    11 October 2028
    10 October 2029
    9 October 2030
    10 October 2031