Nurses Month 2021

May 2021

Nurses Month Activities

This year, UF Health is following the American Nurses Association’s initiative to celebrate nursing staff all month long. After an especially challenging year, we are honoring our nursing staff with an entire month of recognition. Our Nurses Month theme — “Nurses are SUPER” — shines a light on all of our health care worker's superpowers: compassion, resilience, knowledge and unwavering dedication.

These health care heroes wear scrubs instead of capes and serve as a beacon of hope for our community through the pandemic.


Wellness Activities

In celebration, the Nurses Month Committee has partnered with GatorCare to offer weekly wellness activities and prizes.

Each week, simply click the link and share your submission for a chance to be entered into the prize drawing!

May 3-9

Reflect on 2020

Take a moment to reflect on the past year and share your proudest moment as a health care worker in 2020.

May 10-16

Eat Well

Eating healthy often gets pushed aside when life gets busy. Submit a photo or tell us about your favorite healthy snack or meal you ate this week.

May 17-23

Get Outside

Spending time in nature boosts happiness, reduces stress and enhances resiliency. Share a moment where you were able to be out in nature this week.

May 24-31

Prioritize Self-Care

After taking care of others all day, it can be hard to remember to take care of yourself. Share one way that you were able to prioritize and practice self-care this week.

Take part in these SUPER activities for the chance to win prizes donated from the following companies:

  • Opus Coffee
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Swamp Head Brewery
  • Floating Lotus Therapeutic Spa & Health Center
  • Original American Kitchen
  • The Gift Stop
  • Dave & Buster’s
  • Wawa
  • Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille
  • Satchel’s Pizza
  • MOJO Hogtown Bar-B-Que
  • Rodan + Fields
  • Scentsy
  • AK Makes
  • Get’n Hooked In-Shore Fishing Guide Service
  • Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
  • Peach Valley Café
  • Covey Kitchen + Cocktails
  • And MORE!

Nurses Month Walking Challenge

May 17 – 30

Destination Hawaii

The Nurses Month Walking Challenge runs May 17-30. Join your unit’s team on Walker Tracker and enjoy some friendly competition between other units. The unit with the highest average steps over the two-week period will receive a free catered breakfast!


Arts in Medicine Activity

May 10-14: Channel Creativity

Share your superpower by designing your own superhero badge. Supplies will be delivered on May 10 and completed work will be collected May 14. UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine staff will assemble the individual badges to make one mural to share with the community at Depot Park. Units with the most creative and colorful designs will win gift baskets.

May 24: Admire Art

Witness the beauty of all of our superpowers coming together by visiting the Nurses Month mural at Depot Park. The mural will remain up through the end of May.