National Nurses Week may be over, but National Nurses Month marches on. Chamberlain students across the nation took part in various activities and events celebrating their dedication to becoming nurses as well as the care registered nurses give their patients.

Here’s a look at National Nurses Week in action at our Troy, Phoenix and St. Louis campuses.

Extraordinary Care Starts Here

Kicking off their celebration, students in Troy, MI took time to add their thoughts to a board supporting ideas for how nurses can better care for their patients, those around them and themselves.

Troy - Care board

Different Types of Care

Students in Troy also wrote and decorated letters to patients currently in Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. This extra step towards caring for patients’ emotional needs as well, even from great distances, is emphasized in the Chamberlain Care.

Troy letters to soldiers

Meeting an Icon

Students at the Phoenix campus got the chance to have their picture taken with nursing’s most recognizable face — the lady with the lamp, Florence Nightingale. Keeping with the historical spirit, they also created their own old-fashioned nursing hats.

PHX Flo

Eat, Drink and Be Nurses!

Students at the St. Louis campus celebrated Nurses Week with a large gathering intended to bring as much of the campus together as possible. Students enjoyed food, snacks, and chair massages in recognition of their hard works towards a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

STL NNW

Happy Birthday, Florence!

Each year, Nurses Week culminates with a celebration on Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12. Like any birthday, Troy students enjoyed a party with snacks, cake and decorations in Florence’s honor.

Troy - Flo bday

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Celebrating nurses can be done in many ways. From a simple ‘thank you’ to gifts of appreciation, there are lots of options when it comes to showing your love of nurses this year.

If you’d like to use an image to show your thanks for all nurses have done, here are our pictures for Nurses Week 2014. Feel free to use them to share your gratitude!

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