National Nurses Week 2023, May 6-12

Thank you, nurses.

Every spring, we pause for a moment to celebrate National Nurses Week by expressing our admiration and gratitude for nurses everywhere. Nurses redefine care and empathy on a daily basis. They know that health care isn’t only about healing the body, but also extending a hand to reassure, an ear to listen, a voice to advocate and a heart to connect. Nurses make the world a better place, one patient at a time. We invite you to join us in offering a heartfelt “thank you” to all nurses, as we celebrate them and their invaluable service as the heart of health care.

Nominate your nurse of the year.

Do you know an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled nursing student or faculty member? Nominate them to apply for the 2023 DAISY Award! 

Regis Nurse Stories

Hmong Nguyen and her mom pose for a photo outdoors
Hmong Nguyen

RN-Master of Science in Nursing Student, Class of 2023

Hmong Nguyen was inspired by her mother to begin a nursing career. Born in Laos, her mother cared for her village, delivering babies, treating wounds and caring for sick patients — all with natural treatments and skills passed onto her from other members of her village. For Nguyen, whose family immigrated to the United States one month before she was born, this level of care impacted her decision to study nursing. “I think my role model would be my mom because growing up, she always told me to go to school because she never had that chance.” This legacy of care carries into her work as a nurse for the Boulder Valley School District and into her education at Regis. “I love the mission of Jesuit education,” she said. “I decided to do the RN to MSN program, the leadership program ... I think it has a lot to offer to help me grow as a nurse.”

Regis Nursing Faculty

Nursing is often about more than treating individual patients — it’s about providing care that strengthens communities. For several years, nursing faculty have stepped out of the classroom to care for the community by volunteering with the Denver Rescue Mission. Julie Benz, who has organized Regis nursing faculty volunteer efforts for six years, said “being able to help someone in a way they couldn’t do it themselves is the best part.” The group of volunteers has been recognized by the Denver Rescue Mission for their contributions.

Regis nursing faculty pose for a photo in the kitchen at the Denver Rescue Mission

Regis loves our nurses!

Regis University offers loan programs and preferred tuition rates for nurses in school and in the field. 

nursing student wearing scrubs uses a flashlight to examine a patient's eyes in the Regis nursing sim lab

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is a federally-funded program designed to increase the number of nursing students who pursue degrees as full-time faculty teaching in accredited schools of nursing. After graduation, you are eligible for up to 85% loan forgiveness for up to a 4-year commitment for teaching full-time at an accredited school of nursing within 12 months of completion of your degree.

nursing students wearing scrubs gather for discussion outside Regis nursing sim lab

Preferred Tuition

Regis is proud to partner with dozens of companies and organizations to offer their employees preferred tuition rates. This includes students who are nurses, health administrators or employed by one of the many organizations with which Regis has an active partnership. Ask your admissions counselor if your employer is included on the preferred tuition list.

historical black and white photo of nurses in old-fashioned nursing uniforms working and smiling for the camera

75 Years of Making a Difference

For decades, Denver nursing students have received the highest quality education from a school with a storied history. Regis University’s Loretto Heights School of Nursing traces its history to the 1890s when the Sisters of Loretto opened a girls' academy. Through the years, it transformed from an elementary and secondary school, to a school for nursing educators, to a women’s college for nurses, to a co-educational nursing institution. When Loretto Heights College closed in 1988, it was absorbed by what would become Regis University. This year, we celebrate the 75+ years Loretto Heights nurses have been making a difference in the heart of health care.

view of a nurse wearing a stethoscope

Discounts for Nurses

We're not the only ones who love nurses. These retailers offer special discounts to nurses, EMTs and other frontline health care workers to show their appreciation for the people serving as the heart of health care.

Show your support for nurses on social media.