Nurses Week

Celebrating Nurses Week 2020: International Year of the Nurse

Nurses Week 2020: International Year of the Nurse

As UMSON proudly celebrates 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse, as designated by the World Health Organization, we invite you to join us online this Nurses Week to honor the pivotal role that nurses play in providing evidence-based, empathetic health care in Maryland, nationwide, and around the globe.

Join UMSON as we celebrate National Nurses Week!

Nurses Week Schedule

All Week

Nurses Rock!
Pick-a-Pie Bracket
In honor of UMSON's Pi Chapter of Sigma, the international honor society for nurses, 16 sweet pies will go head to head. Follow us on Instagram to help determine which is the UMSON community's favorite!

Wednesday, May 6: Nurses Week Kickoff

"Thank a Nurse" Challenge
To kick off Nurses Week, we encourage you to take time to thank the nurses who have made a difference in your life. Today you can download "Thank a Nurse" templates to thank individuals or thank others by tagging them (or find them in our Instagram stories) to help compose messages for your favorite nurses.
Nurses Week Notes from Faculty and Staff
Tune in here or on our Facebook or Instagram pages for some well wishes from UMSON faculty and staff.

Thursday, May 7

Scrub Top Voting Begins
Join in a long-standing UMSON tradition and vote for your favorite decorated scrub tops in the Most Creative, Funniest, and Best Overall categories. Voting closes on Sunday, May 10, at midnight.

Friday, May 8: Student Nurse Day

Year of the Nurse: In Students' Words
Today we will debut a video commemorating 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse, with words of wisdom from participating students. Will you spot yourself or a friend? See it here or on our Facebook page or Instagram stories.
Nurses "This or That" Challenge
Today you can download our "This or That" template here (or find it in our Instagram stories) and share your nursing style with your social media followers. Tag other nurses so they can play along!

Monday, May 11

Virtual Stringing Party
Tune in to our Facebook page at noon today for a virtual stringing and to find out who won our scrub top decorating contest.

Tuesday, May 12: Florence Nightingale's 200th Birthday

Happy birthday, Flo!
Florence Nightingale Trivia
Starting today you can test your Nightingale knowledge through our online trivia game or play along on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter today to play along.
Winner of the Pick-a-Pie Bracket Announced
Check back on our Nurses Week webpage or on Instagram to learn who won the bracket and for a sweet treat: a make-it-at-home recipe for the winning pie!

Nurses Week Poster Gallery

2020 2019 2018
thumbnail of the 2020 poster
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