Nurses receive a spotlight for their role in keeping America healthy during National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6 to May 12.
Rutgers University–Camden hosted U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, D-1st District, faculty and students at the Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden on Tuesday in a ceremony to commemorate National Nurses Week, and the work done by nurses in Camden and across the nation.
Rutgers University–Camden Chancellor Phoebe Haddon welcomed Norcross and applauded the nursing school faculty for their roles as scholars, teachers and practitioners.
“Camden is becoming known nationally as a destination for health care of the highest quality,” Haddon said. “We’re also becoming known as a global center for innovative health care research and education. And the Rutgers–Camden nursing school is leading the way. Our faculty, who are gathered here today, are thought leaders in developing new pathways to nursing care. They’re sharing that knowledge with our students, who will use these ideas to deliver an entirely new level of care.”
Norcross opened his remarks with a solemn reflection, noting the death of his mother four years earlier and the role of nurses in delivering comfort through the very end.
“Data shows that 10,000 Americans will turn 65 each day,” Norcross said. “That’s a big deal. And that’s why the Rutgers–Camden nursing school is here – to make sure that we will have the health care that we need for our populations. I’m here to say thank you for the health care that you deliver in South Jersey and around the world.”
Norcross presented a proclamation to the Rutgers University–Camden nursing school in honor of the nursing profession.