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LMU JOINS NATION IN CELEBRATING NURSES



May 5, 2014 - Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) is celebrating National Nurses Week. May 6-12, 2014, has been designated as National Nurses Week by the American Nurse Association (ANA). This year’s theme is “Transforming Health Care Through Nursing Leadership.”

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests and strengths. Nursing professionals work in emergency rooms, school based clinics, homeless shelters, specialty care clinics and many other places.

This is a week to take time out to thank nurses for what they do every day. With more than two million nurses in the United States, nurses represent the largest group of health care providers in America. Whether they are caring for patients in doctor’s offices, hospitals or in the face of crisis or disaster, nurses are vital to the well-being of the nation’s health care system.

Founded in 1897 as a living memorial to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, the University’s mission is to serve the Appalachian region by providing quality programs in higher education. LMU launched its nursing program in 1974, in part to fight the growing health care crisis across the region. 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of nursing programs at LMU.

“It is amazing to think how much the Caylor School of Nursing has accomplished over the last 40 years,” said Dr. Mary Anne Modrcin, dean. “There are thousands of LMU nursing graduates caring for patients throughout our region. Time and again, I hear of their exceptional skills and talent in caring for those in need. All of us at the Caylor School of Nursing look forward to many more years of providing excellent nursing education for the generations of nurses to come.”

Nursing is the largest undergraduate major at LMU. Enrollment in the CSON has increased exponentially in the last few years as new programs and concentrations have been added. The CSON offers a variety of degree options to meet nurses’ career goals. The CSON offers the associate of science in nursing (A.S.N.), the bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) , the R.N.-B.S.N. and the master of science in nursing (M.S.N.). The A.S.N. program is offered in Harrogate, Corbin, Ky., at Baptist Health Corbin, Knoxville at Tennova’s Physicians Regional Medical Center and Blount County, Tenn. The B.S.N. program is offered at Harrogate and LMU-Cedar Bluff. The R.N.-B.S.N. program is offered at Harrogate, LMU-Cedar Bluff and Corbin. The M.S.N. in Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is offered at Harrogate, LMU-Cedar Bluff and the Kingsport Center for Higher Education. The M.S.N. in Nurse Anesthesia is offered at Harrogate and the M.S.N. in Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is offered at LMU-Cedar Bluff. The M.S.N. in Nurse Anesthesia at Harrogate and the M.S.N. in Family Nurse Practitioner at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education both recently announced 100% pass rates on their respective licensing exams for the most recent graduating class.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at admissions@lmunet.edu.

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