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National Nurses Week
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National Nurses WeekEach year, National Nurses Week spotlights the incredible ways our nation's 3.1 million nurses work to improve patient care and save lives of millions of people throughout New Jersey and the rest of the country. This year, it begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, who helped lay the foundation of professional nursing. According to the American Nurses Association, the purpose of this recognition week is to raise awareness of the value of nursing, and educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting our health-care needs. As in years past, the need for nurses continues to grow and Nursing Week presents a unique opportunity to promote this fulfilling career choice. Seton Hall University College of Nursing will host a nursing open house on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 9-11 a.m. to celebrate Nurses Week.

A shortage of experienced nurses continues to be a concern as many nurses will soon be retiring. With the challenge of accessible health care, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, a growing population of baby boomers, and potential shortfall in the supply of trained professionals, nurses are situated to take on even more leadership roles. "The nursing profession forms the backbone of the healthcare delivery system. Since the days of Nightingale, nursing has focused on the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. There is an in-depth scientific foundation that undergirds the critical analysis and problem-solving skills that are the hallmark of the practice of nurses. In short, it is no accident that nurses save lives," notes Phyllis Shanley Hansell, Ed.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean of the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University.

Seton Hall University College of Nursing will host an open house on Tuesday, May 6 on its South Orange campus. Additionally, the College of Nursing will be partnering with Digital Cinema Destinations Corporation as they premiere Carolyn Jones’ The American Nurse in Westfield, NJ on May 8, 2014. For more information, visit here»

Seton Hall University has a proud history in the nursing profession; the baccalaureate degree program was established in 1937 and is the oldest in the state. It is estimated that every hospital in New Jersey employs at least one Seton Hall nursing alum, but beyond that, SHU graduates impact the lives of patients in areas as far and wide as Florida, Arizona and even Iraq. These individuals range from nurse practitioners, to nursing directors and officers, to presidents and CEOs of healthcare organizations and to members of our armed forces.

For more information please contact:
Kristyn Kent
(973) 761-9291


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