SNHU Marks National Nursing Week by Honoring First Class of Graduating Nurses

Monday, May 05, 2014
SNHU Communications Office

Southern New Hampshire University is proud to honor its first class of graduating nurses during National Nursing Week.

On May 9, SNHU Nursing Department faculty and staff will celebrate 30 baccalaureate nursing graduates at the university’s first Nursing Pinning Ceremony. Surrounded by their family and friends, each nursing student will receive an SNHU nurse’s pin, signifying their completion of the program and dedication to the profession. These students will graduate during the May 10 commencement ceremonies.

The SNHU nurse’s pin is inscribed with the school and program names, as well as three important words: service, scholarship and practice. These words symbolize a nurse’s charge to serve, participate in scholarship and uphold the standards of practice.

The celebration coincides with National Nursing Week, when nurses across the country are recognized for their hard work, compassion and dedication. The week begins on May 6, National Nursing Day, and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

"Southern New Hampshire University and the Department of Nursing faculty and staff are so proud of our baccalaureate nursing graduates and look forward to helping a new class of nursing students reach their professional goals," said Dr. Judith Paré, PhD, RN, associate dean of nursing and chief nursing administrator.

The mission of the SNHU Department of Nursing is to be a leader in providing quality undergraduate and graduate nursing education with distinction in scholarship, service and practice. Graduates are prepared to apply theory-guided, culturally competent, evidence-based professional nursing practices to improve the well-being of diverse populations within complex healthcare systems.

For more information about the SNHU nursing program, visit SNHU Online Nursing.

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