Nurses Make Impact at Care’s Core, Grads Told
December 18, 2018
From assisting as a newborn takes that first breath to helping a family prepare a loved one for hospice, few professions can lay claim to witness — and impact — life’s critical events the way nursing can.
That was the message Sherry B. Perkins, PhD, RN, FAAN, president and chief executive officer of University of Maryland Capital Region Health, relayed Dec. 14 to summer and fall graduates of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) in Rockville, Maryland, where Bruce Jarrell, MD, FACS, executive vice president, provost, and dean of the Graduate School, conferred 82 nursing degrees in the Class of 2018. At UMSON’s sister ceremony at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre on Dec. 17, 221 degrees were conferred by University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) President Jay A. Perman, MD.