Nurses Week

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It's National Nurses Week!
We are proud to honor our 12,000 Cleveland Clinic nurses for making a difference in our patients’ lives and helping us deliver on our mission of patients first.

During National Nurses Week, we commend nurses across Cleveland Clinic's health system who offer clinical expertise and high quality care to patients every day. Check out how we celebrate our nurses and more.

The Zielony Nursing Institute Mission is to be the global leader in the professional practice of nursing through education, research, innovation, collaboration and quality care where compassionate caregivers excel and patients are first.

Cleveland Clinic Nurses: Delivering on the Promise of World Class Care.

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5/2 – The Diversity Center’s 13th Annual Walk, Rock & Run

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Join us to kick off Nurses Week and celebrate diversity at the Walk, Rock & Run. Walk for free or join the runners for a minimal $25 fee and receive free admission that day to the Rock Hall, Science Center and USS COD Submarine Memorial. Stay and enjoy great music, delicious food, and other entertainment. Proceeds from Walk, Rock & Run directly support The Diversity Center’s in-school programming in nine Northeast Ohio counties.


  • 7:30 a.m. - Run Registration
  • 8 a.m. - Walk Registration
  • 8:30 a.m. - Runners step-off
  • 9 a.m. - Walkers step-off

5/6 – Nurses Night Out!

Bar Louie (Legacy Village & Crocker Park)

4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

To support National Nurses Week, Q104 and Cleveland’s New 102 want to take care of those who take care of us by celebrating at Bar Louie on the east and west side Wednesday, May 6 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.! For one evening hosted by Q104 and the New 102, our hardworking health care employees can let their hair down and enjoy a special happy hour. Events include interactive booth displays, games, prizes, a fashion show, opportunities to speak with healthcare related businesses, shop and enjoy the night.

5/9 – Cleveland Indians Vs Minnesota Twins

Progressive Field

4.10 p.m.

Start Nurses Week off enjoying America's favorite pastime at the Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins game! Brittney Medina Mitchell, RN from main campus J5-6 Cardiovascular Surgery ICU will be throwing the first pitch so be sure to show your support and cheer!

There is a newly open, online forum called CONSULT QD from Cleveland Clinic’s Zielony Nursing Institute? Click on the link below to find out how you can impact your practice and organization with a daily dose of insights and perspectives from our thought leaders.

"Our experiences with the nursing care at Cleveland Clinic have been wonderful, and we are so grateful! 'Patient Care' to them means the whole patient - physically, emotionally and spiritually. We're proud to support the nursing programs at Cleveland Clinic." - Kathryn and Dennis Easterday

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If you’ve ever been a patient in a hospital, you know who has the greatest impact on your care.

The nurses.

The nurses ensure you receive the proper doses, oversee your recovery, see to your comfort, and usually are the first to respond should anything go wrong. While doctors and researchers at Cleveland Clinic search for treatments and cures for the most devastating illnesses, we never lose sight of the work that goes on at the bedside. Because to Cleveland Clinic and our nurses, patients always come first.

Our Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence is at the forefront of nursing research, ensuring that the quality of care is enhanced by the increased efficiency healthcare reform demands, not imperiled by it. Our onsite interdisciplinary simulation lab allows nurses to practice giving care in a range of critical situations. Our advanced technology ensures that nurses are well versed in the very latest techniques and equipment. The training regimen practiced and developed here is absolutely essential, not only for the 11,000 nurses at Cleveland Clinic, but for the future of health care. Which is why we need your help.

Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence is among the finest of its kind in the country. But we must rely on support from friends like you to keep up with the new demands that healthcare reform will make on America’s nurses.

Join the Easterdays and honor a special nurse who has touched your life by making a donation today and we will put it to the best possible use to ensure that there will continue to be trained and caring nurses ready when you need them.