On Wednesday, May 8, students in the Monroe College School of Nursing used the college’s Nurses Day Celebration to debut their ‘Monroe College Nursing Students Nurses Association’. Designed to provide nursing students with an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and a networking support system, the club is being initiated by current students who see their collaboration as vital to supporting their academic goals and furthering their perspective careers.
“The School of Nursing has grown by leaps and bounds since its founding in 2007,” said Chairperson Deborah Little. “Over the years we have added state-of-the art training facilities, improved our teaching methods, and best-of-all, continue to raise our academic standards. Having the students step forward to establish themselves in this way speaks volumes. Like their professors, they see their academic and professional growth as a partnership.”
Outreach at the event by club organizers was in the form of a letter and a presentation to the one hundred students and faculty and staff who were in attendance. The date of the first meeting will be announced soon.
Nurses Day festivities were held in the college’s King Hall gym and included a welcome from President Stephen Jerome, presentations by professors and students who were part of the recent ‘Healthcare Study Abroad’ trip to the island of Jamaica, and readings of the essays that won a recent contest.