Year of the Nurse

2021 Nurses Day Celebration

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
6-7:30 p.m. EDT
FREE or $10 for nurse honoree

Please join us on Florence Nightingale's birthday!

About this virtual event
  • Celebrate the nursing profession with an evening of fellowship, awards, reflection, and fun.  
  • Proceeds support local nursing students through multiple scholarships
  • Recognize your colleagues for their excellence, leadership, and innovation. 
  • If you know a deserving nurse, purchase an honoree ticket to begin the quick and easy recognition process.
  • Watch and listen to nurses reflect on the pandemic year in nursing.
  • Hear Chad Porter's motivational 20-minute address.
  • Win one of many prizes from the raffle or silent auction.

What can I expect at this event?

This event includes a ceremony to honor nurses and scholarship recipients, a motivational speaker, an audiovisual experience titled "Reflections of Nursing During a Pandemic," and a raffle/auction. Nurse honorees will be recognized during a slide presentation during the ceremony and will receive a certificate and pin via mail.

Any additional expenses at the event?

  • You may wish to purchase one of our auction items.
  • Donations are most welcome.

Honoree Criteria

  • Currently licensed LPN or RN in North Carolina
  • Not necessary to be an alumnus of UNCW
  • Has not been honored at a Nurses Day Celebration since 2016. To confirm, please check previous recipients at right
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted

If an honoree meets these criteria, please email the following to Mary Frere ( no later than Friday, April 30 in order for the nominee to be in the program and photo loop:

  1. A digital photo of honoree taken in the workplace (not an employee ID picture)
  2. The honoree's name as you would like it to appear on the certificate
  3. Honoree's mailing address in order to mail certificate and pin
  4. Written description in 25 words or less on how the honoree has been able to excel, lead, or innovate within the nursing profession.
Registration for honorees ends Friday, April 30 at 11:30 p.m.


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