May 8-12 is National Nursing Week, alongside International Nurses Day and Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12.

This year’s Canadian Nurses Association theme, Nurses: With you every step of the way, emphasizes how important nurses are in our lives — at every age, in all health situations, for all Canadians.

With more than 408,000 regulated nurses in Canada, the largest of any health provider group, nurses are the backbone of our health system. This week, we recognize the profession for their dedication and commitment to making Canada a healthier nation.

On behalf of the BCFHT, we would like to thank all of our Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses and Nurse Practitioners for all their hard work and dedication.