Date: Sunday, Oct. 7
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Church of the Gesu,
1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.
More than 150 future nurses will pledge their commitment to the healing profession at a ceremony Sunday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. at the Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave. Students, faculty and staff in the Marquette University College of Nursing will come together and state their commitment to nursing in the Marquette tradition through high quality, compassionate care and nursing leadership that promotes health, healing and social justice.
The ceremony, which coincides with the university’s Family Weekend, will be highlighted by a “blessing of the hands” of sophomore and direct entry students (students with bachelor’s degrees in areas other than nursing working toward a master’s in nursing). The students are pledging their commitment to the profession of nursing at a time when there is a nursing shortage throughout the United States. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing has projected that the nursing shortage will grow to between 260,000 to 1 million registered nurses by 2025, potentially putting patient lives in jeopardy. This shortage is being brought on by an aging nurse population—a professional nurse’s average age is 48.
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WHAT: Marquette University College of Nursing Commitment to the Profession Ceremony, including a “blessing of the hands” by the College of Nursing chaplain and faculty.
More than 150 nursing students are expected to participate, along with faculty, staff and families.
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Church of the Gesu, 1145 W. Wisconsin Ave.
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