Nurses Week 2019: Our Reasons to Celebrate

We asked, and you answered: In honor of National Nurses Week 2019, what is your reason to celebrate?

One reason to celebrate nurses is their tireless dedication to the next generation of nurses. I shared this thank you with preceptors at an event last month, but I want to extend this to all nursing preceptors across the nation: Your passion for preparing our nursing students for their careers is inspirational. Your knowledge and experience are so important for our students' clinical education, and your patience in mentoring is invaluable and critical to their success. We are eternally grateful for your commitment and dedication.

-Marsha Lewis, Dean, University at Buffalo School of Nursing

Thank you to all of UBSON’s clinical partners for advancing the education of our undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Most of us have seen the quote:

“Save one life and you’re a hero. Save a hundred lives and you’re a nurse.” We would like to extend this even further to show the impact you all have as preceptors to nursing students at all levels:

“Save a hundred lives and you’re a nurse. Precept one nursing student and you save the lives of hundreds more.”

Thank you all for paying it forward with our students.

-Catherine Mann, EdD, RN, CNS, CNE, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Clinical Associate Professor, & Loralee Sessanna, DNS, RN, CNS, AHN-BC, Assistant Dean, MS/DNP, Programs, Clinical Professor

To our RN partners from our immersion site agencies:

We are grateful to you for your time, guidance, care and commitment to your future nurse co-workers. In recognition of Nurses Week,  and with deep appreciation, we thank you!