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Celebrating National Nurses Week

Happy National Nurses Week from Thomas Edison State University!

Whether you are considering a career in nursing or have spent years in the profession, you don’t need to be reminded of the enormous impact nurses have in the current healthcare environment.

To those who are considering a career in the field or are working toward becoming a registered nurse, our profession is waiting for you. For nurses already in the profession, we celebrate your fearlessness, dedication and resolve. My sincere hope is that your work with fellow nurses, first responders, patients and their families during these extraordinary times fuels your sense of pride for the profession.

During National Nurses Week, and every day, we extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ as you continue to provide the highest level of care to your patients. During this week and throughout the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we celebrate our potential students, enrolled students and nursing alumni who are transforming healthcare, moving to the forefront of the profession and inspiring our staff every day.

National Nurses Week culminates on May 12, the birthday of pioneering nurse Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), who is recognized as the founder of modern nursing.

Florence Nightingale

Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses… we must be learning all of our lives.”

Florence Nightingale

On behalf of the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing, I send you my very best wishes, deepest thanks and celebrate you during National Nurses Week. Thank you for serving as a beacon of hope and a source of healing in these challenging times.

Sincerely,
Filomela A. Marshall
Filomela (Phyllis) A. Marshall, EdD, RN
Dean, W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing