IV Nurse Day
Every year on January 25, thousands of infusion professionals around the country celebrate IV Nurse Day. First celebrated in 1981, it is a day that means a great deal to the many who have dedicated their lives to providing the best infusion care possible. Back then, membership was just over 1,850 members. Now we stand strong at over 7,000 members.
INS Past President Cheryl Gardner addressed the official announcement of this historic day in the January/February 1981 issue of the then–NITA Journal. A framed copy of the Congressional Record recognizing INS (then NITA) and IV Nurse Day was presented to Cheryl by the Honorable Edward J. Markey, current U.S. Senator from Massachusettswho presented the official statement in Congress. That proclamation still hangs in the INS office as a reminder of this incredible day honoring the hardworking individuals who dedicate their lives to the infusion specialty.
Today, many of our members, their employers, and local chapters celebrate this special day with friends, family, and colleagues. Some mark the day with just a cake and good friends; some observe it with a full-blown educational program and dinner.
SHARE YOUR STORY - Tell us how you plan to celebrate; upload photos of past or current celebrations by completing our IV Nurse Day Celebration Form. We’ll publish them on this page as further proof of just how incredible this day and those who serve in the specialty are.
The official Proclamation is prominently displayed