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Nurses Week and UW Nursing Graduation!
It is appropriate that Nurses Week 2016 happened to fall on the week when the University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing graduated 202 nurses into the workforce:
10 nurses with Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees
8 nurses with Nurse Educator Master's degrees
34 students from the traditional on-campus "Basic BSN" program
17 students from the BRAND accelerated second-degree program
133 nurses from the online RN/BSN Completion program
True, some of the students were nurses to begin with, but each elected to attain higher degrees, striving for excellence and buying in to the "Culture of safety" that American Nurses Association chose to be its theme this year. Part of "Safety" is advancing one's education. The Institute of Medicine's Future of Nursing report released in 2010 links BSN education and higher with lower rates of patient death, medical errors, and better patient outcomes. Sounds like a definition of "safety"!
So, thank a nurse - and thank a student for achieving the higher education needed to give the best, safe care to their patients!
Interested in furthering your education? Check out our list of nursing programs.
Interested in more about National Nurses Week and the "Culture of safety" theme? Google it!
05/2016 / updated 7-3-2017 / link updated 1/23/2018