Nurses, alumni, students, faculty, and staff share how they infuse joy, part of National Nurses Week 2021 celebration
From classic cars to family visits, launching sons to fly fishing, solitary beaches to the Blue Ridge, we celebrate National Nurses Week 2021 by sharing how we infuse joy into our lives and practices.

For Rick Carpenter, a triple 'Hoo, critical care nurse, and award-winning manager of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at UVA Health, it's shining up his classic convertible.

For Hannah Crosby, assistant director of the Compassionate Care Initiative, it's splashing in the puddles with her daughter Cora.

For professor Richard Ridge, it's fly fishing in a cool Virginia stream.

For family nurse practitioner Cary Grinold, it's walking her dog on the deserted beaches of a Georgia state park.

For professor and nurse historian Beth Hundt, it's bike riding with her husband.

For Jonathan Bartels, a palliative care nurse and inventor of The Pause, it's holding court on his "porch pub" with neighbors and friends.

And for travel nurse Lerner Edison, it's scheduling visits with family, now that so many have been vaccinated.

We're celebrating National Nurses Week 2021 by sharing what brings us joy and what keeps us resilient and moving forward.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram May 6-12 to hear from an exceptional cohort of alumni, supporters, students, faculty, and staff to learn how they infuse joy into their lives and practices. Brought to you by the UVA School of Nursing's Beta Kappa chapter of the Sigma honor society, now in its 50th year.

Happy Nurses Week!