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Please join us for our annual Nightingala event celebrating one of our most treasured and valued professions: nursing.

This year's NightinGala will mark the second year Memphis-area nurses, nurse practitioners and nurse leaders will be recognized for their valuable contributions to the community. Click the button below to learn more, and to start the nomination process.

Event and Registration Information

Second annual presentation of the NightinGala Nurse Hero Awards Dinner and Silent Auction

  • When: Saturday, May 9, 2020, at 6:00 pm
  • Where: Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd., Memphis, TN 3820 (map)
  • Event Includes: Presentation and entertainment provided by David Francisco, musician and former "American  Idol" contestant. He will share his story of recovery after being struck by a car and the impact of nurses on his triumph over tragedy.
  • Tickets: $85 for individuals; $150 for couples; $65 for UTHSC faculty and staff; $40 for students


Questions about the event should be directed to Natassha Bowles, Director of Alumni Programs at 901.448.2596.

Questions about sponsorship should be directed to Michelle Stubbs, Director of Development - College of Nursing at 901.448.2076.

About the 2020 NightinGala Nurse Hero Awards

Please join us for our annual event celebrating one of our most treasured and valued professions: nursing. 

NightinGala pays tribute to the thousands of nurses within our community who make a phenomenal impact on the lives of patients and their families.  The event this year will take on even more significance as we recognize 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, designated by the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization. Our fourth annual NightinGala will be a true celebration of the nursing profession, which has been described as both an art and a science. Nurses eligible for nomination must have a current, unrestricted RN license and be actively practicing nursing in the Mid-South.

NightinGala is a joyful reminder of the UTHSC College of Nursing’s mission to prepare exceptional nurse leaders who can meet the health care needs of the people of Tennessee, the nation and beyond.

NightinGala Sponsors

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Baptist Memorial Hospital
  • Dr. Alisa Haushalter
  • Tennessee Center for Health Workforce Development

Last Published: Feb 20, 2020