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College of Nursing to Celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12


KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 29, 2021 – National Nurses Week is coming May 6-12. The University of Tennessee will be celebrating all week long with virtual and in-person events.

Nurses’ week is an annual celebration of nurses worldwide for the work they do for others. The week allows people the chance to acknowledge the nurses in their lives. It also provides an opportunity to thank nurses within the industry as a whole for the work they’ve done.

Nursing, in general, is stressful and COVID-19 only amplifies that. Therefore, it’s even more critical to use nurses’ week to reach out and celebrate the nurses around you and throughout the world.

This last year tested us. It showed the world that nurses were more important than ever before. In September of 2020, the World Health Organization announced it would extend the Year of the Nurse into 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we embark on the second Year of the Nurse, and National Nurses Week we want to honor Vol Nurses and the difference they have made in our community and beyond.

Founded in 1971, the College of Nursing is a leading nursing school in the state of Tennessee. We are catalysts for optimizing health through nurse-led care by integrating education, practice, research, and technology. We define health broadly and impact it by addressing policy and social issues through advocacy and leadership. Fueled by our commitment to communities, families, and individuals, we seek partnerships to create innovative solutions that improve health for all.

More information can be found on Nurses Week events by clicking this link.


Kara Clark (865-974-9498,



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