Celebrate National Nurses Week with UT College of Nursing

UT College of Nursing celebrates nurses every day, but we are especially excited to honor them during National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12.

“Nurses are the backbone of our health care system,” said Victoria Niederhauser, dean of the college. “They work tirelessly, often in challenging conditions, to provide comfort, healing, and support to those in need.”

 At the College of Nursing, we’re proud to educate the next generation of nurses, advanced practice nurses, and nurse scientists, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to make a difference in the lives of others.

Here are a few ways you can join us in honoring nurses throughout the week:

Beam Signing at the Croley Nursing Building:

Leave your mark on the new Croley Nursing Building! Join us and sign a spot on a beam on May 6. Students are invited to join us from 3-4pm, faculty and staff can join between 4-5pm, and alumni and friends can join us from 5-6pm.

Students RSVP Here

Alumni and Friends RSVP Here

Alumni and Friends Event:

Join Niederhauser, fellow graduates and friends at the annual Nurses Week Alumni and Friends event on May 6 from 6-8pm. During the reception, the dean will seal a time capsule to be placed in the Croley Nursing Building, and special guests from the building team will have a Q&A session. This event will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and beer/wine.


Ice Cream Social:

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us for the annual Ice Cream Social! This event will take place from 11am-1pm on May.


Annual Rock Painting Event:

Each year, students will gather to paint the rock in honor of National Nurses Week! Volunteers will be painting on Tuesday, May 7 at 10am. Interested in joining them? Please reach out to volnurse@tennessee.edu.

National Nurses Week is an annual event that begins on National Nurses Day, May 6 and ends on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, May 12. To support and honor nurses around the nation, in 1998, May 8 also became National Student Nurses Day.

Interested in joining us for an event? Please email Holly Hauck at hhauck@utk.edu.



Kara Clark (865-974-9498, kmclark2@utk.edu)