Salve Regina salutes medical alumni, creates outpour of online support
As a University committed to the Mercy mission, Salve Regina has graduated many nurses and healthcare workers who are on the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus, and it is with deep gratitude that the University community acknowledges the hard work happening right now across the medical field to fight a pandemic.
The Office of Alumni, Parent and Family Programs recently posted this sentiment on its Facebook page, and the response was enormous. Photos of Salve Regina alumni currently working in the field of nursing poured into the comments section, including many messages of gratitude from various supporters who are not in the medical field but who are acknowledging the tireless battle that medical workers face right now.
The photos and comments continue to grow even days later.
“I think this outpouring of pride from all of our Salve nursing grads is reflective of the high touch community that we have here on campus,” said Dr. Debra Cherubini, Ph.D., R.N., chair of the Department of Nursing at Salve Regina. “Being a Salve grad, I know it means something to be a Salve nurse — to be a part of this community, and to remember that no matter how far apart we may be, we are connected by our training and our mercy traditions.”
During their clinical placements in hospitals and health care facilities, Salve Regina’s undergraduate nursing students acquire the skills necessary to address the complex needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities. Salve Regina graduates are well prepared to continue their development as health care providers and members of the global health partnership, crafting the role of the nurse in the future. While a pandemic is new territory for many, they are facing these tough new challenges with resilience.
“It is very wonderful to see the success and achievements of our Salve nurses and the support they give to each other even now as graduates,” said Cherubini.
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Featured photo provided by the Office of Alumni, Parent and Family Programs. Pictured on the right is Meg Clancy ’13.