Across Canada, it’s a day to recognize the incredible role oncology nurses play in our national healthcare system. Cancer affects people of all genders, nationalities and age groups. Oncology nurses are on the front lines of cancer treatment, care and research. We thank all Canadians, from coast to coast, for their roles in helping us celebrate Annual Oncology Nursing Day. There are countless untold stories of oncology nurses profoundly impacting the lives of so many Canadian cancer patients and their families.
Tuesday April 7th, 2020 marks the 17th anniversary for Oncology Nursing Day, and the theme this year is “Now and Forever Oncology Nursing”. This year’s theme highlights both the importance and longevity of our specialty in cancer patient care. 2020 also marks the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and has been declared the “The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife” by the World Health Organization.