Dear Campus Community,
Some of you may be aware that today is National Nurses Day, which kicks off a weeklong celebration of nurses in the United States with National Nurses Week from May 6–12.
Given the crucial role nurses have played during this global pandemic, I would like to take a moment to celebrate those dedicated individuals who have pursued a career in nursing and have risen to the extraordinary challenges of this past year.
Wright State nursing faculty, students, staff, and alumni have been on the front lines of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have tackled the crisis on campus, in our counties, across our state, and around the country, performing invaluable work every single day.
They have been hard at work in our nursing labs and classrooms; pulled long hours and endured tough conditions caring for patients in our local hospitals, long-term care facilities, and nursing homes; supported state and county health partners with COVID testing and vaccination initiatives; and contributed to other critical public health initiatives. They have redefined what it means to provide professional, compassionate, connected care.
I am proud that Wright State nursing graduates and students are in high demand and are some of the most desired nursing professionals in our community.
Thank you for all that you have done for us on campus and in our communities, and for caring for us and our loved ones when we are at our most vulnerable.
Thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do.