Message From the President
Following up on my message from last month: Although I can attest that March did go “out like a lamb,” that was purely from a weather standpoint. Frankly, so much transpired over the last month, it’s hard to believe that only 31 days have gone by.
I thank each of you – students, faculty and staff, as well as all of our family members for your resilience during this time when it is impossible to predict what we will next face. One thing is clear: we will face it and overcome it: Together.
Indeed, this is a terrible, unprecedented period that we are living through: The coronavirus that causes the disease state COVID-19 has seemingly turned our world upside-down, and much has transpired in ways we could not have predicted. For our graduating students, the impact of COVID-19 has significantly altered expectations related to their achievements, all in the midst of completing educational requirements and being part of the critical and valued workforce.
These unprecedented times call for unprecedented solutions and sacrifices. As individuals who have heard their life’s calling to serve others and who have answered that call by choosing to become registered professional nurses, we are a unique fellowship. As such, it is baked into our DNA to collaborate with a spirit of unparalleled care and compassion. We truly are all in this together and – together – we will persevere.
In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns, I encourage you to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you again for your perseverance, resilience and compassion.
Ann Marie Brooks, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FACHE, FNAP
President, Mount Carmel College of Nursing