Year of the Nurse

24th Annual Nurses Day Celebration

Hosted by
University of North Carolina Wilmington School of Nursing 
Southeast Region of NCNA


Social, Raffle, and Silent Auction: 5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Dinner and Program: 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The Burney Center Ballroom
UNCW Campus
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

*Scholarships will be awarded as usual. Recipients will be notified and funds will be sent by mail. 

All nurses, working and retired, are invited to the Nurses' Day Celebration. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate nursing and nurses!

  • Enjoy a wonderful dinner and celebration with colleagues and friends of Nursing.
  • Celebrate with the 2020 nurse honorees and scholarship recipients.
  • Recognize, applaud, and congratulate nurses for their contributions to nursing practice, public health, long-term  care, education, research, administration, and leadership.
  • Feel energized, excited, and renewed.
  • Experience an evening of fun, food, and fellowship!
  • Purchase raffle tickets or bid on silent auction items to support student-nursing scholarships (cash or checks only).

Nominate a Nurse to be Celebrated at Nurses Day 2020

Nominee Criteria:

  1. Currently Licensed LPN or RN in North Carolina.                           
  2. Does not need to be a UNCW Alumnus.                                     
  3. Has not been honored at a Nurses Day Celebration since 2015. To confirm, please check previous recipients listed on the sidebar.
  4. Self-nominations will not be accepted.   

If a nominee meets these criteria, please have:

  1. A digital photo of nominee taken in the workplace (not an employee ID picture)
  2. The nominee's name as you would like it to appear on the certificate
  3. Written description on how the nominee has been able to inspire, innovate, and influence in 25 words or less
  4. Email digital picture, Nominee’s name for certificate, and description of nurse honoree to Debra Simpson no later than April 24, 2020 in order to be in program and photo loop:

Nurses Day Celebration Committee Members

  • Colette Waddill: Chair, UNCW, SON
  • Jana Beaulieu, Wilmington Treatment Center
  • April Blizzard, Lower Cape Fear Hospice
  • Michael Derchak,Wilmington Treatment Center
  • Erin Escarsega, NHRMC
  • Jayne Spell Gee, NCNA, Southeast Region
  • Elizabeth Grace, NCNA, Southeast Region
  • Adrienne Gray, BCC
  • Martha Hepler, UNCW, SON
  • Amanda Jeffries, UNCW, SON
  • Karen Juma, NHRMC
  • Lawone Lane, UNCW
  • Carolyn McCormick, CFCC
  • Michelle McEwen-Campbell, UNCW, SON
  • Lorraine Murray, VA Wilmington
  • Jodi Protokowicz, UNCW
  • Sandra M. Robinson, NCNA, Southeast Region
  • Katie Rockwell, VA Wilmington
  • Natalie Swiger, Dosher Memorial Hospital
  • Julie Taylor, NCNA, Southeast Region
  • Jill Ward, Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center