School of Nursing

  • Nurses Day Celebration 2018

    22nd Annual Nurses Day Celebration

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

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    Social, Raffle, and Silent Auction: 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Dinner and Program: 6:30 pm - 8:30pm

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

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

      YOU WILL:

    • Enjoy a wonderful dinner and celebration with colleagues and friends of Nursing
    • Celebrate with the 2018 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!
    • Have an opportunity to 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 Celebration 2018

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 2012
  • To confirm, please check previous recipients listed on the sidebar
  1. 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)                                
  1. The nominee's name as you would like it to appear on the certificate                                                             
  2. Written description on how the nominee has been able to inspire, innovate, and influence in 25 words or less
  3. Email digital picture, Nominee’s name for certificate, and description of nurse honoree to Debra Simpson no later than April 27 in order to be in program and photo

Nurses Day Celebration Committee Members

Marge Verzella, UNCW School of Nursing, Chair
April Blizzard, Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center
Diane Bomba, UNCW School of Nursing
Kelly Cahill, Lower Cape Fear Hospice & Life Care Center
Erin Escarsega, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Cynthia Faulkner, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Jayne S. Gee, NCNA, Southeast Region
Saralyn Gillikin, SEAHEC
Elizabeth Grace, NCNA, Southeast Region
Martha Hepler, UNCW School of Nursing
Terry Hickey, NCNA, Southeast Region
Karen Juma, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Carolyn McCormick, Cape Fear Community College
Michelle McEwen-Campbell, UNCW School of Nursing
Lorraine Murray, Veterans Administration, Wilmington
Jeanette Orr, Onslow Memorial Hospital
Carmen Parks, Brunswick Community College
Sandra M. Robinson, NCNA, Southeast Region
Katie Rockwell, Veterans Administration, Wilmington
Cynthia Schweizer, UNCW School of Nursing
Debra Simpson, UNCW School of Nursing
Lisa Snow, Cape Fear Community College
Natalie Swiger, Dosher Memorial Hospital
Colette Waddill, Cape Fear Community College
Jill Ward, Brunswick Novant Medical Center