Celebrating Nurses

GWU Recognizes National Nurses Week

Celebrating Nurses

Each year since 1993, the American Nurses Association (ANA) has celebrated National Nurses Week May 6-12. The Gardner-Webb University Hunt School of Nursing (HSON) will recognize its student and faculty nurses at the HSON Academic Ceremony on May 10th.

The school includes 23 nursing faculty members and 500 students across all nursing programs. “I am thankful for the dedication and service the Hunt School of Nursing faculty and nursing students demonstrate daily,” praises Dr. Nicole Waters, College of Health Sciences Interim Associate Provost and Hunt School of Nursing Dean. “Nurses Week is a time to celebrate the gifts and talents God has bestowed upon us to care for others in a holistic manner.”

The national theme this year is “4 Million Reasons to Celebrate.” National Nurses Week is a time for everyone – individuals, employers, other health care professionals, community leaders, and nurses – to recognize the vast contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses.

In 1998, the ANA designated May 8 as National Student Nurses Day. The celebration ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday.

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