As part of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), held in honor of the largest health-care workforce in the United States, two nurse leaders from the University of Arizona College of Nursing will be honored by their peers during the annual 2021 Tucson Fabulous 50 Nurses gala held by the Tucson Nurses’ Week Foundation on Saturday, May 8.
The Fabulous 50 nurses were chosen from throughout the Tucson area by their peers for their role modeling and mentoring of others, concern for humanity and their contributions to the Tucson community and the profession of nursing.
The 24th annual event is the city's capstone celebration to National Nursing Week and is sponsored by the Tucson Nurses Week Foundation. The Fabulous 50 nurses were chosen from throughout the Tucson area by their peers for their role modeling and mentoring of others, concern for humanity and their contributions to the Tucson community and the profession of nursing.
UA College of Nursing ‘Fabulous 50’ Nurses:
Sharon Hom, PhD, MS, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor
“Southern Arizona has so many outstanding nurses who sincerely deserve recognition for their selfless service to our communities. To be recognized among them is such an honor and humbling, especially when many gave so much to take care of our residents throughout this pandemic. This award is particularly meaningful as we celebrate Nurses Week and the many roles that nurses serve throughout our community. I feel inspired learning of the service and accomplishments of my fellow honorees and it reminds me that we can all uniquely contribute and make a difference in the wellbeing of others.”
Nancy E McGuckin, MPH, MBA, MSN, RN, Lecturer
“One of my favorite quotes is from Clara Barton who helped establish the American Red Cross. She stated, ‘You must never so much think as whether you like it or not, whether it is bearable or not; you must never think of anything except the need, and how to meet it.’ The actions of registered nurses and nursing students in 2020 and now 2021 have shown exemplary strength and commitment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the dangers to those nurses who selflessly cared for the people afflicted – even to sacrificing their own lives. Brave, unwavering nurses – in the face of great odds – met the need! I am honored to be a part of such a brave group of people – those who belong to the profession of nursing.”