Florence Nightingale Essay Contest

Sponsored by the College of Nursing for nursing students during Fall 2009

1st place winner: Stephanie Hoyt
2nd place winners: Elise Corbett and Melina Ghersi

Winning essay to be read at the College of Nursing Professionalism Conference

College of Nursing Professionalism Conference

Monday, February 22, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center, Varsity Theater

Keynote Speaker: Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, a well-known author and lecturer. Her most recent book, Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer, is a fitting contribution to the international celebration of Florence Nightingale during 2010, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Nightingale’s death.

Statewide multi-university / Intermountain Healthcare event

University of Utah College of Nursing 8th Bonnie and Vern L. Bullough Endowed lectureship
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Rice Eccles Stadium, University of Utah

Buffet lunch at noon (free of charge; make reservations at 801-587-9126)
Lecture “Florence Nightingale” at 12:30 by Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN

Governor’s Declaration

Florence Nightingale Recognition Week
February 21-27, 2010

Nurses Week May 6-12, 2010

On March 25th 1982, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation officially declaring May 6, 1982 as “National Recognition Day for Nurses”. In 1990 The American Nursing Association Board of Directors expanded the recognition of nurses to a week-long celebration, declaring May 6 – 12, 1991 as National Nurses Week. Since that time, National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6th and ends on May 12th, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.