Notes for Nurses to benefit Cumberland nursing school

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 5:17 PM

Cumberland University’s Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions will play host to “Notes for Nurses” on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Lebanon Municipal Airport hangar. 

The casual dress dinner and auction includes live music by Grammy award-winning artist Paul Overstreet and special guests. Proceeds from the event will help fund nursing scholarships and high-tech simulation equipment to train students.

 “Notes for Nurses is a celebration of all nurses – the heartstrings of our community,” said Beth McCall, event chairman. 

An alumnus of the nursing school will be honored that night, as well. The second annual Cumberland University 2013 Award of Excellence in Nursing Practice will be awarded to an alumnus who has a made a contribution to health care, may have published work in or has received certification in their specialized area. 

 “Our focus is on educating and training highly skilled, compassionate and caring nurses. We are proud to showcase and celebrate our alumni,” said dean Carole Ann Bach. 

Since the nursing school began in 1992, Cumberland has graduated 1,011 nursing students, most who work in Middle Tennessee.   

 Table sponsors are $500, and tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 615-547-1245 or visiting wcumberland.edu/notesfornurses

Currently a traditional four-year bachelor of science in nursing program, a nights and weekend program for non-traditional students seeking a second degree and an online registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing program for associate’s and diploma degreed registered nurses already working in the field are offered at the school of nursing.

 “As nursing educators, we believe that nursing education must be individualized to meet the learning needs of each student,” said Bach. “The school faculty also believes that innovative and flexible means of entering the program should be available.” 

 In addition to its outstanding nursing programs, the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions encompasses programs in health and human performance with emphasis in sports management, physical education and health, and sport and exercise science; athletic training; health and human performance minors; and a master’s degree program in sport and exercise pedagogy. 

 For more information about the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions, visit cumberland.edu. For more information about Notes for Nurses, call 615-547-1245.

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