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Nurses make great Lumberjacks!

By Dr. Tammy Harris '93
Director, DeWitt School of Nursing

Dr. Tammy Harris The past several months certainly have been life-changing for all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has forever reshaped society. It has affected every aspect of our lives.

During this unprecedented time, our Lumberjack family has risen to the occasion. We have united to become a part of the solution.

Our students, alumni and faculty members have helped redesign how elementary and high school students learn, pitched in to sew surgical masks, worked the COVID-19 call center, used their STEM knowledge to design and manufacture face shields for health care workers, and led the front line as doctors and nurses caring for the sick.

I am proud and find it gratifying that the World Health Organization designated 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse.”

There has never been a better time to become a nurse, and here are just a few reasons why.

  • Industry demand for nurses is rising, and the future is bright.
  • There are numerous opportunities to specialize in your field of interest.
  • Nurses experience cutting-edge technology.
  • The nursing profession offers flexible work schedules and locations.
  • There is abundant room for career advancement.
  • Nurses enjoy competitive salaries with good benefits.
  • Nurses are part of a team that share in rewarding work with a purpose.

The SFA DeWitt School of Nursing is growing and evolving to meet the needs of nurses across the state. Our RN to BSN transition program is designed for registered nurses who have not yet achieved a bachelor’s degree in nursing. If you know a registered nurse who fits this description, I would appreciate your helping us grow our program by pointing him or her our way. We offer an online program with eight-week sessions, competitive tuition packages and supportive faculty members.

In addition, we are here for our nursing alumni who are interested in returning to further their education with graduate degree programs. Both the MSN family nurse practitioner and MSN nurse educator tracks are fully online.

We all know SFA has a long-standing history of educating great nurses. Help us spread the word that Lumberjacks make great nurses, and nurses make great Lumberjacks!

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