Nurses Week Celebration Walk held Monday on campus

Posted on 13 May 2014 by eestes@tusculum.edu

A group of the more than 30 people, above, who participated in the first National Nurses Celebration Walk prepare to begin the walk Monday evening on a section of the Tusculum Trail that passes through Tusculum College. The walk, hosted by the Tusculum College School of Nursing and Health Sciences, was scheduled to mark the ending of National Nurses Week and to celebrate the efforts of the 1,000 nurses in the Greene County area. Prior to the walk, a brief program was held at Pioneer Field near the walking trail. Dr. Nancy B. Moody, president of Tusculum College, shared her personal experiences as a nurse and expressed her appreciation of the nurses in the region. Alan Broyles, Greene County mayor, read a resolution declaring May 6-12 as National Nurses Week in Greeneville and Greene County. Greeneville Mayor W.T. Daniels signed the resolution but was unable to attend the event. May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The celebration was co-sponsored by Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Takoma Regional Hospital and Walters State Community College’s Department of Nursing in Greeneville, as well as the Tusculum School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

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