• Creating “THE NURSES WALL” – a grateful public’s virtual gift to the world’s frontline hero
  • nurses and memorializing the 1,700+ nurses who died treating Covid-19 patients.

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. * POST YOUR MESSAGE (Default is Team Pam)
  3. * THE NURSES WALL  View posted messages.

Q: THANK A NURSE TEAM CHALLENGE – WHAT IS IT?  It’s a historic recruiting mission to globally unite and invite people to help create THE NURSES WALL — a permanent, virtual gift, built with nurse-appreciative “thank you” messages posted during National Nurses Week (May 6-12-2021) by social media contacts, co-workers,  neighbors, friends,  family, and general public participants.

THE NURSES WALL’s purpose is also to honor 27+ million unsung “hero” nurses, also to memorialize the thousands or nurses’ lives taken by Covid-19, as they responded to provide care for their trusting patients.

When completed, THE NURSES WALL is a place where nurses (and their admiring public) can visit, 24/7,  and be reminded, calmed, encouraged, inspired, motivated, and reminded of their importance by the world’s appreciative acknowledgment.  They’ll also be able to see from whom and where these message-posting people reside.

  • There no cost to have or join a Challenge Team, post a nurse-thanking message, or visit THE NURSES WALL.  It takes very little to participate.  An what’s not to like about saying “thank you” to a nurse?  Seriously!

Q: WHAT’S THE NURSES WALL LOOK LIKE?  Images of THE NURSES WALL can be viewed on THE NURSES WALL – “I Thanked a Nurse” Registry, and these Home, Photo, and How-It-Works pages.

Q: COST TO POST A NURSE-HONORING MESSAGE:  $O cost — and just a few minutes of “thank you” message-posting time!  Why would anyone say no?  Seriously!

Q: REGISTRATION:  Registration and the nurse-honoring message posting begins at noon on May 6, 2021/PST-USA time.  We hope to achieve the mission’s nurse-thanking 1-Billion+ posting objective by May 12 at noon/PST-USA time.  Regardless,  the Thank-A-Nurse Team Challenge will continue throughout Operation Scrubs’ “2021’s Year of the Nurse” designation, ending on December 31, 2021, at midnight.

Q: BECOME A CHALLENGE TEAM;  If your name or category is listed on the Challenge Invitations page, or if you have a large, verifiable social media following, call Chuck Foster 800.672.7156 Ext 802, or send an email to chuckfoster@operationscrubs.org.  In the message box, put “Team Set-Up.”

Q: JOIN A CHALLENGE TEAM:  To join nurse Pamela Jane Nye’s “Team Pam” team, or any green-colored Challenge Team, the website address is https://thankanurseteamchallenge.org.  Then click on the How-Ot-Works page and follow the simple registration directions.  If an invited Challenge Team’s font color is not green, invitation has not yet been accepted.

Q: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I JOIN A CHALLENGE TEAM?  When you complete the registration form, it automatically posts the Challenge Team’s name, your name, city/town, state and country, and your nurse-thanking message on  THE NURSES WALL.   Should message postings be permitted before May 6, they will be confirmed by email but not appear online until the mission’s official May 6, 2021/12:00 pm/PST-USA launch date.

Q: ARE TEAMS,  OPERATION SCRUBS, INC., or THANK A NURSE TEAM CHALLENGE STAFF COMPENSATED?  No! Board of Directors, management, education, and operations staff are all volunteers.

Q: IS THIS A FUNDRAISER?  No!  It’s a global “thank you” nurse-appreciation recruiting mission.

Q: DOES OPERATION SCRUBS INC. ACCEPT DONATIONS?  IF YES, WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?  Yes, donations are accepted!  Operation Scrubs, Inc. (OSi) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and tax-exempt charitable and nurse-managed organization.  OSi was created to provide positive nurse image advocation, tuition-free nurse education organization. In partnership with the American Heart/Stroke Association, OSi also provides advanced nursing education scholarships for working hospital nurses.  See https://operationscrubs.org

Q:  IF OPERATION SCRUBS. INC. or THANK A NURSE TEAM CHALLENGE ACCEPTS A DONATION, WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?  Because all administrative and support staff are all volunteers, 100% of audited individual and business contributions go towards mission-related expenses.  Surplus funding provides advanced nursing education scholarships for working nurses with revenue held and disbursed in joint partnership with the American Heart Association/America’s Stroke Association and Pamela Jane Nye Nurse Scholarship Donor Advised Fund.

Operation Scrubs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit/tax-exempt organization EIN # 84-2089186