National Nurses Week Celebration Walk set for Monday, May 12 at 6 p.m.

Posted on 05 May 2014 by srichey@tusculum.edu

A National Nurses Week Celebration Walk has been scheduled for Monday, May 12, to mark the ending of National Nurses Week. Registration for the event will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the event itself beginning at 6 p.m. at Pioneer Field on the Tusculum College campus.

The event is sponsored by the Tusculum College School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Laughlin Memorial Hospital and Takoma Regional Hospital and is designed as a celebration of the 1,000 nurses in the Greene County area. A brief program will take place in the stadium before the walk on the Tusculum Trail begins.

“We are having the Nurses Week Walk to celebrate the accomplishments of the Greene County nurses,” said Dr. Lois Ewen, dean of nursing and health sciences at Tusculum College. “We want to recognize their hard work and dedication to the citizens of Greene County.”

May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This year’s theme for National Nurses Week, “Nurses: Leading the Way,” recognizes nurses as leaders at the bedside, in the boardroom, throughout communities and in the halls of government.

No preregistration is required and everyone is welcome to attend. Hosts will be providing the opportunity to make a donation on behalf of a nurse to Second Harvest Food Bank. Funds collected will be used to help feed underprivileged Greene County students in the summer

In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Indoor Practice Facility on the Tusculum Campus. For more information, contact Dr. Ewen at lewen@tusculum.edu.

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