The School of Nursing at Aquinas College in Nashville has taken the first steps towards establishing a local council of the National Association of Catholic Nurses, the College has announced.
The National Association of Catholic Nurses, founded in 1940 at the request of U.S. Catholic bishops, serves as a network for nurses, nursing students, and related healthcare professionals "in support of Catholic values and principles." The Association focuses its energies on "networking, education, responding to current healthcare issues, allocation and access to resources, and service opportunities."
According to the College, the new local council will be comprised of interested nurses and students in the Nashville region.
Brother Ignatius Perkins, O.P., Ph.D., R.N., Aquinas College's Dean of the School of Nursing, said of the new council:
The formation a local council of Catholic Nurses and others of good will is critically needed in our world today if we are to be faithful to our vocation and work together to transform lives through caring and healing in nursing.
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