Nursing Grads Urged to Be Sources of Healing, Hope
December 19, 2017
Family and friends packed the Hippodrome Theater on Dec. 18 to celebrate UMSON's summer and fall 2017 graduates, including 197 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), 11 Doctor of Nursing Practice, 40 Master of Science, 55 Clinical Nurse Leader, and eight certificate graduates. Keynote speaker Marla Oros, MS, BSN ’84, RN, president, Mosaic Group, told graduates and their guests that despite the changing, challenging, and even chaotic times we live in, she is optimistic about the future of health care. Oros implored the graduating nurses to believe that their time is now. Fifty-eight of the BSN degrees were conferred to students at the Universities at Shady Grove, where keynote speaker Joan Vincent, MSN, MS, RN, NEA-BC, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, addressed graduates in a similar ceremony on Dec. 15.