At UF Health, we have some of the most passionate nurses in the industry. Their attentive service embodies their motto — “experienced care, expert caring” — which is at the heart of our patient experience.
Our UF Health Shands Nursing and Patient Services staff deserve recognition, and we encourage you to join us to celebrate National Nurses Week, May 6-12. We will honor our nurses for their steadfast dedication to our patients and their nursing practice accomplishments.
This year’s national theme — “Nursing: The balance of mind, body and spirit” — promotes the importance of self-care practices and healthy lifestyle choices for nursing care professionals. The theme has five segments: rest, nutrition, spirit, extracurricular activities and exercise. These are key areas that nurses and their organizations believe are vital priorities for a well-balanced nurse. Here at UF Health Shands, our nursing staff share these values.
On Wednesday, May 17, our nursing teams will celebrate unit and individual accomplishments at the annual Nightingale Award Ceremony and reception at the Health Professions, Nursing and Pharmacy, or HPNP, Building Auditorium. They will also receive thank you gift cards, complimentary massages and other giveaways. Additional events will promote healthy habits for all health care workers. Stay tuned on the Bridge for updates and event details.