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Recognizing Nurse Heroes: May 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Date: May 5, 2014

Recognizing Nurse Heroes

Center for Health Sciences, Room 123

Friday, May 9, 2014 – 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Nurse Hero poster presentations of NUR 266 students

Recognition of Virginia Gottshall

Dedication of Military Nursing Uniform worn by Virginia Mae Gottshall during WWII


Every day, nurses step forward embracing new technologies, resolving emerging issues, and accepting ever-changing roles in their profession.  They lead the way for their patients, colleagues, and the health care industry as a whole.

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.  These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event.  The week helps to raise awareness about nursing as a possible career choice and also to educate the public about the kind of work nurses are involved in.

Military nurses provide an invaluable service across the globe, be it on the battlefield, at sea or ashore.  For that reason, we seek to honor and recognize these unsung heroes who advocate, lead, and care for others.

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