Each 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.
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