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Nurse’s Day Luncheon Symposium

Thank you for your interest in Nurse’s Day 2020. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the symposium at this time. The health and safety of our attendees and the community is our top priority.

Per the CDC’s recommendations that suggest limiting social activity, including large groups and social distancing for the next several weeks, we are doing our due diligence and made the difficult decision to cancel the symposium that was scheduled for May 6th. Please plan to attend Nurse’s Day 2021 when the event will be back, and better than ever.

Thank you for your understanding, please reach out if you have any questions.


Nominate a Nurse

Join us for the 2020 Nurse’s Day Luncheon Symposium. We will celebrate nurses in the North State on Wednesday, May 6th from 11am – 2pm at the Red Lion Hotel in Redding. Hundreds of nurses have gathered and celebrated over the years and we look forward to continuing and growing this tradition! 

Our Keynote speaker, Maria W. O’Rourke, RN, PhD, FAAN Change agent who led the legislative effort to rewrite the California Nursing Practice Act in 1974 which transformed the role of the RN in California as an equal professional partner on the inter-professional team will share on 2020 the Year of the Nurse- then and now we’ve come a long way!

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This event is free to attend.

We are excited to honor nurses with our Heroes in Nursing Awards. These awards highlight the important role nurses play within the healthcare industry and recognize their countless contributions to our community:

Areas of Recognition

  • Advanced Nursing Practice and Population Health
    Someone who exemplifies outstanding knowledge outside of the hospital setting, throughout the community, in the home, or in emergency service lines, going above and beyond with quality and compassionate care.

  • New Knowledge, Innovation, Research and Improvement 
    A teacher and educator with a passion to help nurses around them grow in their knowledge of the field and patient care.

  • Exemplary Professional Practice 
    An individual that excels in effective interpersonal relationships, through compassion, leadership, integrity, and professionalism in delivery of care to patients and families.

  • Advancing the Profession
    An individual that has excelled their career, dedicated to fostering high professional nursing standards, recognizing superior achievement, reaching the top of their profession clinically, and academically.

  • Community Service, Volunteerism and Partnerships 
    One who gives selflessly in outstanding humanitarian and/or heroic efforts. An individual with a passion for giving and providing medical services to those in a time of need or an underserved population.

  • And of course, Nurse of the Year! 

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Event Schedule - Wednesday, May 6th

  • 11 am -12 pm: Networking and vendor display booths
  • 12 - 12:10 pm: Opening remarks by Allison McHugh, Chief Nursing Executive Officer and Sr. Brenda O’Keeffe V.P. Mission Integration and Spiritual Care Services
  • 12:10 pm: Maria O'Rourke, Keynote Speaker
  • 1:00 pm: Question & Answer Session
  • 1:10 pm: Heroes in Nursing Awards Presented


Questions About the Event?

Contact Eleah Seth at [email protected]



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