Stanford Health Care


Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Entwistle wishes all SHC nurses a very happy Nurses Week! David expresses his gratitude and sincere appreciation for all SHC nurses and the work that you do and continue to do- you all make a difference.

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Niraj Sehgal, MD shares a heartfelt message of gratitude for all nurses and the inspiring work that we all do every day, especially during the pandemic.

Join us as we celebrate you!

Check out the daily breakdown of Nurses Week 2021 events below!

Wellness Monday

Have you missed the PAWS puppies?

As a part of Wellness Monday, over 100 SHC nurses and colleagues stopped by to enjoy quality time with the PAWS dogs, showing how much SHC nurses truly missed cuddling our PAWS friends. Several nurses who attended this event expressed that they felt rejuvenated afterwards and ready to take on the day!

Art Therapy

Thank you for Painting with Us!

Thank you SHC RN Nicole Cromwell for sharing your passion and talents with us by leading an amazing art therapy session. Multiple nurses raved about how much they enjoyed this calming and therapeutic event. Even CNE Dale Beatty, DNP, RN, NEA-BC expressed, "I thoroughly enjoyed this event and SHC Nursing can not wait to host another art therapy event. Providing wellness opportunities such as this art therapy session is so important, especially after the challenges of this ongoing pandemic. I encourage all nurses and interprofessional colleagues to find ways to relax, promote wellness, and participate in self care activities. There will be many more wellness activities and celebrations throughout Stanford Nurses Week 2021 for everyone to enjoy."

Learn to paint with Nicole Cromwell, Stanford Health Care Nurse


Nicole Cromwell led an inspirational Wellness Monday Art Activity Session-

Begin your healing journey through art!

This video to help you get started on your own painting journey .

-- by Nicole Cromwell

"How to make an easy "boho" landscape painting"

-- by Nicole Cromwell

"How to make dozens of colors from just red, blue, yellow, black, and white"

-- by Nicole Cromwell

Wellness Videos

Let's focus on you

Take a deep breath, relax, and check out the curated collection of wellness videos,

brought to you by SHC nurses

for Nurses Week 2021

**Guided Imagery


**Essential Oils



and much more!

Take a deep breath and renew your energy and spirits with relaxing guided imagery by Cindy Wu, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse II.

Nancy Anderson, MBA-HCM, RN, PHN, ED Case Manager and Chair of the Magnet and Professional Growth and Development (MPGD) Council promotes wellness through juicing- enjoy vibrant juices to promote nutritional wellness!

Join Magnet and Professional Growth and Development (MPGD) Council Chair Paras Barnett, BSN, RN, HNB-BC, Caritas Coach, Clinical Nurse IV as she demonstrates how to make a simple roller for anxiety and stress reduction using essential oils.

For Wellness Monday, SHC RN Dionne Washington from Cath-Angio Pre/Post Recovery shares how we can all take some time to care for ourselves after a busy shift of taking care of others.

Tracy Holder, BSN, RN, NBC-HWC, Clinical Nurse IV, shares a stress relieving practice, positive affirmations, and healing stretches in her relaxing self care video.

Tracy Holder, BSN, RN, NBC-HWC, Clinical Nurse IV from Clinical Advice Services (CAS) provides a relaxing 2 minute method to combat alarm fatigue and burnout, and wishes everyone a very happy Nurses Week.

Take some time to focus on you by enjoying this throwback video from Nurses Week 2020, featuring Stanford nurses stretching, breathing, and re-energizing with healing restorative yoga poses.

Since the "Year of the Nurse" was extended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to 2021, take a moment and view the Stanford Nursing Resiliency Video, celebrating 2020 as the Year of the Nurse.

Transformational Tuesday

Want to learn more about Stanford Health Care resources that support educational advancement?

Want to hear from your colleagues as they share their educational journey, growth and experiences?

Listen to the CEPD's informative and inspirational podcast and get prepared to be "transformed"!

Click here to view more Transformational Tuesday highlights and photos!

SHC Nurses Talent Show

Diana Mazur from F3 Oncology and her daughter Iris perform a lovely hula dance to celebrate Nurses Week!

#SHCnursestalentshow #thankyouforallthatyoudo

Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy beautiful harp music performed by G2P/H2 RN Ed Barbiran's daughter.

Nurse Sherry from J7 wishes everyone a happy Nurses Week and her son shows us a neat soccer trick.

Check out the creative nurses from the Echo Department in this fun song and skit.

Prepare to be very impressed by this video of Nurse Grace Gutierrez solving this Rubik cube very quickly! Awesome job!

Nurse Dana from J5 shares a beautiful video of her performing a song- while she sings and plays the guitar.

Nurse Kevin So from J2 shares an awesome bike trick!

Happy Nurses Week from Maureen fay's daughter.

Compassion Wednesday

May 2021 DAISY and Friends of Nursing (FON) Awarding Ceremony- congratulations to all of the exceptional awardees!

Chief Medical Officer Niraj Sehgal, MD drew the Medical Staff Stipend Scholarship for SHC Nurses at the Awarding Ceremony.

Winners: Cary Yokoo and Catherine Lucas

Reflective Thursday

Gratitude Friday

Stanford Nursing International Potluck

Try some of your colleagues' favorite dishes!

International Potluck

Enjoy RN Cindy Wu's video of how to make a delicious Japanese Fluffy Pancake. Then check out the recipes from your fellow SHC nurses below!

Yelena Korpacheva, Clinical Nurse IV from E3 wishes everyone a Happy Nurses Week as she demonstrates how to make an incredible traditional Uzbekistanian pilaf dish.

Vanessa Chicas, Clinical Nurse II on K7, shares a delicious traditional Salvadoran recipe that she likes to make with her family.

Paras Barnett, BSN, RN, HNB-BC, Caritas Coach, CN IV makes Persian Rice with Tahdig to celebrate all nurses!

To the right, check out Ragini Mistry MSN, PCCN, J7 Clinical Nurse III's mouth-watering recipes for lilli chutney and raita.

Geraldine Pritchard, BSN, RN, PCCN, Clinical Nurse II from M7 shares a wonderful video of how to make chocho salad from Yungay- Peru.

The K4 ICU Wellness Committee hosted their first live cooking event, which featured Kelsey Jackson, Clinical Nurse II, making a special Nigerian stew.

Link Here: https://vimeo.com/538889962

Password: K4wellness

Enjoy a video of Albie Santos, Clinical Nurse III, OR Charge Nurse, cooking a chilly garlic buttered shrimp.

Cardiac Rehab Nurse Coordinator “Chef Rekha” taught the Cardiac Rehab team how to make Chicken Tikka Masala and even provided individual spice packets for each team member!


Amidst the ongoing pandemic and social injustices –

Stanford Nurses continue

to excel, lead, and innovate

as recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

through our successful 4th Magnet Designation.

THANK YOU for all that you do.

Happy Nurses Month!


Stanford Nursing, Stanford Health Care


Merrill Walker, Clinical Nurse II on J7 demonstrates her amazing talent- view the video above to see what her exceptional talent is!!!