Photograph of "Thank You Nurses!" paper cards with thank you notes and colorful hearts drawn on them.
In 2020, the Kirkhof College of Nursing (KCON) created a campaign designed for the public to
thank nurses for their dedication, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to help celebrate National Nurses Week. Electronic thank you cards were made available for people to print or email with messages of love, thanks and support. Cynthia McCurren, dean of KCON, said, “The goal of the campaign is to reach nurses in all sectors of health care, from hospitals to long-term care to home health to health departments,” and "let them know they are heroes and deserve our deepest appreciation."