The Library welcomes Jessica Brooks, a new Librarian in the Reference Department. Jessica has a wide background in several types of libraries including public and academic. Her master’s degree is from the Pratt Institute and she will be the liaison to the School of Allied Health Professions. Jessica can be reached at (504) 568-8339 and firstname.lastname@example.org
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Congratulations to the LSUHSC School of Nursing for being named one of the best schools for men who wish to prepare themselves for a nursing career. This award is given by the American Assembly for Men in Nursing (http://aamn.org). LSUHSC SoN shares the 2010 honors with Duke University, the University of Pennsylvania and Samuel Merrit University. This award recognizes “a nursing school or college that has provided significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in nursing, in providing men a supportive educational environment, and in educating faculty, students and the community about the contributions men have and do make to the nursing profession.”
National Nurses Week is celebrated every year beginning on 6 May, National Nurses Day, and ending on 12 May, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the foundress of modern nursing. Included in this week of celebration is National Student Nurses Day on 8 May.
The theme for the 2009 celebration is Nurses: Building a Healthy America
â€œThis yearâ€™s theme reflects the commitment nurses make every day in building a healthy America for the public we serve,â€ said ANA President Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR. â€œANA has long advocated for meaningful health system reform and in 2008 re-released ANAâ€™s Health System Reform Agenda, an ANA blueprint for reform that focuses on the basic â€œcoreâ€ of essential health care services, which is essential in building a healthy America for everyone.â€