National Nurses Week

Events celebrate contributions of nurses

In honor of National Nurses Week, the Walla Walla University School of Nursing has planned a series of events to celebrate the nursing profession and nurses in the Walla Walla community. 

  • Tuesday, May 8, on the School of Nursing Portland Campus there will be Jamba Juice in the lobby all day for all to enjoy.
  • Wednesday, May 9, 5 to 6 p.m.—All are invited to attend an open house at the recently remodeled nursing skills lab on the second floor of the Winter Educational Center (WEC), 418 S.W. Davis Ave., College Place.
  • Tuesday, May 29, following CommUnity—The School of Nursing will host a Red Cross blood drive outside the University Church, 212 S.W. Fourth St., College Place.

Walla Walla University has celebrated National Nurses Week since 1994. The date for the annual celebration was selected to honor the birthdate of Florence Nightingale.

Kari Firestone, associate dean of the School of Nursing, says that the diversity of clinical experiences for students is one of many qualities that make the WWU School of Nursing an excellent place to study. “Our students get practical hands-on experience in settings from rural to urban areas, medical-surgical, OB, pediatrics, ICU’s and ER’s, community health, home health, and hospice—just to name a few. Upon graduation, our students have received almost 1,000 hours of clinical experience and skills practice,” says Firestone.

The WWU School of Nursing is comprised of two main nursing campuses: one in College Place, Washington, where nursing students study for their first two years, and one in Portland, Oregon, where they study for their second two years. There are currently 247 nursing majors enrolled in the WWU nursing program.

To learn more about the WWU School of Nursing, visit or call the School of Nursing at (509) 527-2461.

Posted May 8, 2018

Three nursing students pose for the camera while wearing their blue scrubs.
Walla Walla University has celebrated National Nurses Week since 1994.