Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn., has initiated the process to create a local council of the National Association of Catholic Nurses, according to a press release.
The council will be open to nurses and nursing students in and around Nashville with an interest in taking part in the nationwide Catholic nursing network. The Association serves as a channel for those involved in the nursing profession "who support Catholic values and principles, with a focus on networking, education, responding to current healthcare issues, allocation and access to resources and service opportunities," according to Aquinas.
The College reports:
“The formation of 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,” stated Brother Ignatius Perkins, O.P., Ph.D., R.N., Dean of the Aquinas College School of Nursing.
Br. Perkins recently spoke on the "Son Rise Morning Show" about the importance of protecting human dignity for the nursing program at Aquinas. The interview is available online here.
Aquinas College is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.
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