Dear College of Nursing Community:
We are in an unprecedented time for our world. There is not one among us who is not stressed as we consider the growing coronavirus that is now pandemic and the importance of our action as nurses to help to flatten the curve. For many students and young people this is very disturbing, and we want you to know “we are in this together.”
I want to extend a special note of thanks to our faculty, our staff and our CON of nursing alumni , students, and friends for all you are doing to help us carry out our mission during this period of rapid changes. Everyone is giving their best and I am appreciative of all you are doing. As you know most everything has been postponed or cancelled for the spring but we will work to find other ways to stay connected and in touch until we can safely come together again.
As health care providers and those who are most intimately involved with patients and health care systems we understand how important it is to try to slow the virus spread and not overwhelm our health care system including all those nurses who are the front line of care.
To our graduates who are working hard to provide care for those in need and to our students who have been flexible and made many changes quickly to continue their work to enter nursing practice at all levels of leadership we want to tell you: “We’ve always known how amazing you are and we’re proud of the nurses you are. And our pride will never stop growing, working to work it is never that easy. You show the world the strength that only comes from the lamp within.” (Adapted from C. Fazio Light Within)
We are…in this together! If you need to contact the College of Nursing please do! You can call or email us, use our directory to help find individuals and their contact information. We are open though most are working remotely, but we want to know how you are doing. Send us your stories about how you are adjusting to the changes. We want to hear what innovative things you are doing to meet the challenges! Share stories with Morgann McAfee at email@example.com.