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"If you save one life, you're a hero. If you save hundreds of lives, you're a nurse," Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs, told the Campbellsville University School of Nursing students at their recent associate degree nursing program pinning ceremony in Ransdell Chapel.
Wesley Neil Colvin, Jordan Tyler Hayes, Chakilrra Laquay Lawson, Makayla Ashten McCloud, Sharon A. Scott and Adam Robert Simmons of Campbellsville were honored during the ceremony.
Cheatham said he wasn't telling the students that their careers as nurses would be easy, but "it will be worth it."
"Nursing is a calling," he said. "We want to encourage you to be the best nurse you can be." He urged them to be "caring, compassionate models for Christ."
He also told them to find people who have supported them and thank them.
Dr. James Jones, pastor of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and CU's church outreach special assistant, blessed the nurses' hands.
The philosophy and mission of the CU School of Nursing is: "It is the mission of the nursing program at Campbellsville University to motivate students to think critically through knowledge and experience. Our nursing students and graduates will uphold the dignity of all persons and respect diversity, lead and empower others through Christian service, and promote health through innovative holistic care."
The program offers an associate degree in nursing and an RN to BSN program.
For more information about the School of Nursing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 789-5299.