Welcome to 2020, the year of the nurse! Our founding nurse, Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820. In the 1870’s she wrote her first book profoundly stated it would take 150 years to achieve the type of nursing she was envisioning. How right she was! Who could have predicted how impactful nurses would be this year, and our MPTC nursing graduates are no exception to this!
Every semester, Moraine Park’s nursing program welcomes approximately 50-60 graduate nurses and this semester is no different. Or rather it is completely different! These graduate nurses have had to adapt to change, demonstrate their integrity and flexibility and rise to the challenge amid adversity. They have shown the compassion and dedication Florence Nightingale envisioned all those years ago.
The MPTC nursing faculty have also demonstrated these same ideals to ensure the student’s success and learning in their new online learning environment. This was made easier by our students who have shown the faculty that they are willing to work even harder to earn that success! These graduate nurses have been balancing case studies, online course meetings, and lots of NCLEX practice amidst also homeschooling their children, caring for their family and working on the frontlines. We, as their MPTC nursing faculty have been blown away by the commitment and dedication of these graduates to their education and their future as nurses! To say we are proud of them is an understatement! We know Florence would be as honored as we are to welcome each one of them into the nursing profession!
Thank you students! It has been an honor to work with you! Best of luck in your future endeavors!
Kerry DeGroot, Melissa Rodriquez, and Heidi Martin
MPTC Nursing Program Faculty