CONGRATULATIONS! The top entries for the 15th Annual Celebration of Reflective and Creative Writing have been announced:
Airhugging An Angel by Emily Buongiorno (CNL 2018)
and The River in Paradise by Anne McClure (RN-BSN 2017)

Thank you to all the nursing students that shared their experiences and creativity with us, through the written word! Emily and Anne received their awards at the VA Festival of the Book event on March 25, 2017. Read their and other students' submissions, here.

Thank you also to the donors to the Nursing Annual Fund and the Nursing Alumni Association - their generosity allows us to provide a small monetary award and gift to the writers of the top entries!


Got resilience? Why teaching clinicians to be mindful and resilient makes for more compassionate, safer, higher quality care -- and how the Compassionate Care Initiative does it. Watch our new video to learn more.

Ambassador Spotlight

Student Ambassadors graduating from the School of Nursing in May 2017 reflect on their involvement in the Compassionate Care Initative. Erika Fernandez (BSN), Erin Johns (BSN), Evie Stinger (BSN), Eliza Urtz (BSN), Dallas Ducar (MSN CNL), Gene Donovan (MSN CNL), Octavia Winfield (MSN CNL), Michael Swanberg (PhD), Thomas Ball (MD), and Robert Abbott (MD) discuss lessons they have learned as CCI Student Ambassadors and give advice to future nursing students. Read more here.

FREE Drop-in Sessions

No previous experience required; open to the public.

Mindfulness Meditation | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | McLeod 2025
Led by Sam Green

Meditation | 6:00 - 7:00 a.m. | McLeod 2025

Led by Jonathan Bartels

Yoga |
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | McLeod Hall 2010
Led by Eboni Bugg

Pearl of the month

"Be present in all things and thankful for all things." 

                                          --- Maya Angelou