National Nurses Week – May 6th-12th
Nurses Week is a celebration of all the nurses worldwide for the work they do, providing life-saving, compassionate care.
It’s a week we have to thank the nursing assistants, practical nurses, and registered nurses who care for us.
Learn more about what IntelyCare is doing in 2021 to recognize our nurses!
Celebrating Nurses Week 2021
This year, we see Nurses Week as an opportunity to recognize and celebrate our nursing communities. In 2021, we’re providing those communities with plenty of opportunities to share their stories, earn more, and get more out of the IntelyCare experience.
Your voice matters.
Tell us about a time when you changed a patient’s life…you could win $1,000.
We want to change your life.
With freedom, flexibility, and great benefits like Daily Pay, nursing will be an even more rewarding than ever.
Hear from Heroes like you.
Hear from real IntelyPros in our new videos, or read moving stories from our Healthcare Heroes winners.
The future of nursing.
Future nurses can apply for our healthcare heroes scholarship for $5,000.
Meet our Healthcare Heroes
Healthcare Heroes faced unexpected challenges in 2020 – and tackled them with grace and courage.
To honor these healthcare heroes, we invited nursing professionals and skilled nursing facilities across the country to share their favorite healthcare hero moments.
They were inspiring and heartfelt, and we’re proud to share them with the world.
Introducing the 2021 Healthcare Heroes Scholarship
The world needs more nursing professionals, now more than ever. IntelyCare is sponsoring a $5,000 scholarship to one aspiring nursing professional.
Submissions are open. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2021.
Why Work at IntelyCare?
As a W2 worker, you get all the benefits of a full-time IntelyCare employee. We contribute to your payroll taxes, add more security with workers’ compensation insurance, and even give you the chance to participate in healthcare and retirement benefits. Plus, we’re rolling out Daily Pay, so you can have access to pay right after your shift.
Employer Paid Taxes
DailyPay & Direct Deposit
More ways to enjoy your freedom & flexibility
Plus, we also offer discounts for childcare, financial wellness programs, healthy living incentives, savings on essentials like groceries, and even freedom for more fun – like discounted hotels and tickets to vacation destinations.
The 2021 Healthcare Heroes Nurse of the Year Award
Tell us why you love being a nursing professional. One winner will receive a $1,000 prize – and the first 100 nurses to submit their story between May 6th – 12th will get a pair of free IntelyCare scrubs!
The deadline to submit a story and be eligible for the $1,000 prize is October 31, 2021.
Hear what our IntelyPros across the U.S. have to say…
Every nurse has a story. Whether it’s what inspired you to be a nurse, or the life lessons you’ve learned throughout your nursing journey, it’s the stories that connect us. So we’re humbled to provide a platform for nursing professionals to share what they do and who they are with us and each other in our Spotlight Series articles.
Lindsey is an LPN from Ohio.
She has three kids and is passionate about working in nursing and psychology. She’s currently on her way to Arizona to further her education and get her doctorate while working as an IntelyPro…
Blailin Baker is a long-term care Certified Nursing Assistant from Pennsylvania.
His career started in Nashville, Tennessee, where he got his license and started working two days after he passed his exam. His passion for nursing comes from his love of sports and the time he spent as a high-level track and field thrower.
Shakira Hodge is an LPN of seven years from Ohio.
Shakira’s grandmother was the reason she entered the healthcare profession, having been a home care nurse herself. When she cared for her grandmother in the final stages of her life, she knew she had found her calling in caregiving…
Marilily Guitierrez is a Certified Nursing Assistant, currently practicing in Florida.
When she was just 17 years old, a family from church asked her to take care of their grandma with dementia.
“Even though she couldn’t remember things…she was okay with me taking care of her. We grew a real bond, and I loved it…”
Jackey Williams is a CNA from Providence, Rhode Island. She’s been a CNA for nearly 30 years and has a lifetime of nursing experiences and stories to share.
“When I can give people the ability to live their lives and put a smile on their faces, it puts a smile on mine too. That will always be what gets me up in the morning…”
Lyndsey Sidle is an RN from Massachusetts. She’s a mother of five children and wife to a fellow nurse.
“About ten years ago, I went through a rough time after graduating from college. My father fell ill. After seeing how the nurses treated him with such compassion, I knew that I wanted to care for families like mine that need it. I chose to forgo graduate school and go to nursing school instead. That was a big decision to make.”
Kalli Daggett, RN of 3 years from New Hampshire, has been an IntelyPro for a year and focuses on dementia and assisted living.
“I find that working with dementia patients can be a challenge…But when I can connect with a patient and make them smile, it’s one of the most rewarding feelings.”
How Did Nurses Week Start?
National Nurses Week can be traced back to 1953 when it was proposed as a single day by Dorothy Sutherland of the US Department of Health. Nurse Day was later celebrated once in May of 1954 to honor Florence Nightingale’s (pictured right) work in the Crimean War.
But it wasn’t until May 6th of 1982 that a National Recognition Day for Nurses was finally declared, thanks to an effort led by the American Nurses Association. By 1993, the ANA Board of Directors agreed on May 6-12th as the annual dates of Nurses Week. Fun Fact: Florence Nightingale’s birthday is May 12th!
Looking for a nursing role with more freedom and flexibility?
Give us a shot. With IntelyCare, you can build your schedule, check-in and out of shifts, manage your pay stubs, and access required training, all from one simple but powerful app. If it sounds like the best working experience in healthcare, that’s because it is.