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The Department of Nursing educates students for all levels of nursing practice by building on a firm foundation in the arts and sciences. The mission promotes the growth of the whole person in a caring environment and fosters strong ethical values, intellectual curiosity, personal integrity and a commitment to the health and well-being of society. The goal is to prepare graduates to practice the art and science of Nursing, be effective leaders and use evidence-based resources to improve the health of persons, families and communities.

Annual Nightingale Lecture

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Speaker: Deborah Collins-Perrica ’93, M’05, CNS, APRN is a board-certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatry and a graduate of the University of Saint Joseph. She has been working as a Nurse Consultant with Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH), since 2013. DAFOH was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in both 2016 and 2017, and awarded the prestigious Mother Teresa Award for social services in human rights in 2019. She is in clinical practice as a Psychiatric APRN at the Veteran’s Administration Health Care of CT, and in private psychiatric practice in Glastonbury, CT.

Location: Bruyette Athenaeum, 5-8 p.m.

*There will be student poster presentations and light refreshments in the lobby from 5-5:45 p.m.

About the Nightingale Lecture: The annual Nightingale Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Nursing honors the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. Because of the significance of her observations and research, her work serves as the theoretical basis for the USJ curriculum and continues to provide a light post that guides the profession today. Nightingale focused on the effect of the environment on a person's health and thus remains current even over a century after her death. The annual Nightingale Lecture features a nurse who exemplifies the art and the science of nursing. The speaker serves as a role model for students entering the profession or advancing their careers by sharing his or her personal practice of caring for the human spirit using science-based interventions under the umbrella of service to humanity.


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