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Did you know that your School of Nursing was the first baccalaureate nursing program in Western New York? Some of you have relatives (aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers) who have been part of our history of producing excellent nurses. We are very proud of our alumni and the support that they provide.

We are back from Spring Break. I hope that you took some time to rest, rejuvenate and enjoy yourselves. Many events are coming up as we end the spring semester: advisement and registration for fall semester, final exams, pinning, and for some of our Undergraduate Baccalaureate and Graduate FNP and Psychiatric Mental Health students, graduation. Watch the calendars and emails for dates and important events. If you have questions, your advisors and course faculty are available to help you along with the staff in the Learning, Center, Financial Aid, Retention Office Disabilities Services, Library and the Registrar. Do not hesitate to reach out. Everyone is interested in your success.

The College is embarking on a strategic planning process that will ensure that we continue to be a vibrant part of the community, region and the world. Beginning with the salons held last year, President Clemo has clearly demonstrated that she wants active involvement from everyone in the College. She listens and uses the feedback you provide to insure that the College provides you with every opportunity to be successful. So I urge you to attend all sessions that are held for students. We need your active participation.

I’d like to end with a closing thought:

“You realize you are a nurse when you are teaching life skills and problem-solving to your child, partner, etc., and you realize you are talking about the nursing process”.
Robin Hertel, BSN CMS RN
Hays, Kansas

Submitted by Dean Judith H. Lewis, EDD, RN