Notes for Nurses

Helping the next generation with fun night out

The community came out for an entertaining evening that supported a great cause:
Notes for Nurses. Cumberland University held its fifth annual Notes for Nurses event
Sept. 23 at the Savage Aviation Hanger at the Lebanon Municipal Airport.

It’s the University’s Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions’ primary fundraiser
of the year, and they raised more than $93,000 this year. Since Notes for Nurses
started, it’s raised nearly $300,000 to help the school provide scholarships and lab
equipment.

The event also kicked off the 25th anniversary celebration for the Rudy School of
Nursing and Health Professions.

“Notes for Nurses is an important event because it has allowed us to purchase state-of-
the-art simulation and training equipment to help us educate the next generation
of nurses,” says Joy Kimbrell, interim dean at Cumberland University. “The event has
also offered us the opportunity to provide scholarships to some students who might not
otherwise have the opportunity to become a nurse.”

The event featured music from musician Jonell Mosser, a live auction, cash bar, food
from Sammy B’s and much more. Attendees enjoyed the event well into the evening.
“It was such a wonderful evening, full of excitement, amazing food, incredible music and
dancing,” says Pam McAteer, Dental Group Transformations and event chair. “Seeing
the outpouring of support from the community with record attendance was
heartwarming.”

Although a lot of work went into planning the event, the group got to let loose with the
rest of the attendees.

“My favorite part of the event would have to be watching the nursing student volunteers
having such a great time on the dance floor during the after-party, which was an added
event this year,” McAteer says.

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