Celebrate National Nurses Week with the College of Nursing

A full listing of CON National Nurses Week events.

Every year, the American Nurses Association designates the week of May 6-12 “National Nurses Week,” a time to honor the contributions and commitments of nurses and nursing professionals across the country.

Commemorating the birth (May 12, 1820) of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, National Nurses Week is a themed, week-long celebration. This year’s theme is “Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.”

To say thank you to the Augusta University College of Nursing’s many dedicated faculty and staff, the college will host a week of fun, engaging events designed to sharpen the mind, strengthen the body and lift the spirit.


What: Aerobics and Kona Ice or Yoga and Kona Ice for CON Athens (open event)
Where: Health Sciences Building (EC) Lawn
When: May 8, 1 p.m.
Join other College of Nursing employees for guided aerobics on the Health Sciences Building Lawn (or guided Yoga at the College of Nursing Athens campus). Afterward, enjoy a cold, refreshing Kona Ice, compliments of Dr. Lucy Marion, dean of the College of Nursing.


What: Tai Chi and Gifts (open event)
Where: Health Sciences Building (EC) Room 5200
When: May 9, 1 p.m.
 Build strength and free the spirit with a round of Tai Chi, and celebrate National Nurses Week with gifts. (To attend, RSVP to Kori Howell).


What: Department lunch (invite only)
Where: Health Sciences Building (EC) Room 5200
When: May 10, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
To say thank you to faculty and staff, the various College of Nursing departments will host a department luncheon in EC Room 5200.


What: Recognition Dinner (invite only)
Where: Partridge Inn
When: Cocktails 5:30 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m.
 The College of Nursing will honor CON employees with a recognition cocktail and dinner celebration at the Partridge Inn.


What: Healthy Lunch after convocation (invite only)
Where: Christenberry Fieldhouse
When: Following convocation
To say thank you to faculty and staff for another successful year, and to wish graduating nursing students well with their future careers, CON will host a lunch following convocation.

Contact Kori Howell for more information about College of Nursing National Nurses Week events.

Read more about Augusta University Medical Center’s National Nurses Week celebrations.

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