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We are at the front lines of your health.

They give us hope and light the way through every step of our health journey. Their compassion, guided by a powerful devotion to care for their patients, is what sees us through some of the darkest times of our lives.

Now, our UHealth nurses, and nurses around the world, are once again putting patients first. They selflessly serve, along with other health care practitioners, through extremely long shifts meeting the needs of patients, including those battling COVID-19.

That is why we celebrate National Nurses Week from May 6 to May 12, as a part of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020, which commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.

Immortalized as the lady with the lamp, Florence Nightingale inspired generations of nurses to respond to the call of the wounded, ill, and injured with courage and compassion. She became a leading voice in public health and elevated the practice of nursing. Her work to systemize best practices to improve disease prevention is even more relevant today as we fight devastating contagious diseases.

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Never before has a week
to Celebrate a Nurse been
more important.

Make a gift in honor of a UHealth/Miller School nurse. Your donation to the UHealth/Miller School of Medicine Emergency Response Fund will support:

  • Comprehensive care options for those affected by the virus
  • Critical needs of our front line health care workers
  • Rapid testing program to assess community spread
  • Development of a vaccine

We salute nurses today and every day of the year.
Join us in Celebrating a Nurse today.


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A picture is worth a thousand words. Photos of nurses as heroes and every day humans are flooding our networks. Share images celebrating our UHealth nurses — their strength and sacrifice — on your social platforms. Select a platform or copy the link into any social post, write a message, and share! Remember to use #ThankAUHealthNurse and #CelebrateANurse to amplify your message.

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