Friday, May 8, 2015

HU School of Nursing Celebrates National Nurses Week

HU School of Nursing Celebrates National Nurses Week

Hampton  University School of Nursing
The Hampton University School of Nursing (SON) has several activities planned in recognition of National Nurses Week May 6-12. In celebration of the profession, the American Nurses Association(ANA) selected the theme “Ethical Practice. Quality Care.”

SON Dean Dr. Deborah Jones said, “ The Hampton University School of Nursing faculty support the ANA in the efforts to raise awareness around the importance of ethics in nursing.”

The week’s events at HU include the SON annual Pinning Ceremony at 1 p.m., May 9 at Ogden Hall. A total of 50 students are part of the pinning. The ceremony marks the celebration of new nursing graduates into the profession, and precedes the University’s Mother’s Day graduation for all University graduates.

Guest speakers for the pinning are Dr. Jeffrey Doucette, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital and Captain Patrick Denis, a registered nurse who oversees internal operations in support of Medical Reserve Corps units nationwide. In keeping with Nurses Week, both speakers will address ethical practice and quality care.

Also, during Nurses Week HU SON Assistant Dean Dr. Hilda Williamson spoke at the Hampton, Va. Medical Center’s National Nurses Week Opening Ceremony. Her presentation topic was entitled "Ethical Practice From an Education Perspective."

 Leha Byrd

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