Simpson University and SRMC Partner to Celebrate Nurse's Week

For Immediate Release
05.01.2007


REDDING, Calif. - Shasta Regional Medical Center and Simpson University have joined forces to recognize National Nurse's Week in Shasta County beginning May 6 and ending May 12, the birthday of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. Nurses from around the country will participate in a week-long celebration in recognition of the contributions that nurses make in their community.

An event will take place at Simpson University's Heritage Center on Friday, May 11 from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. Guest speaker, Dixie Lee Schneider, a long-time health advocate, will speak during the event.

"We are proud to be partnering with the nursing schools to host this luncheon," said Cyndy Gordon, chief nursing officer at Shasta Regional Medical Center. "We will share experiences, honor nurses and hope to inspire the students who are to become nurses. The process of becoming a nurse can be very challenging but what you get from it is very rewarding, this luncheon will represent all of that."

Over 200 registered nurses, students, and professional are expected to attend.

This year the American Nurse's Association (ANA) has chosen, "Nursing: A Profession and a Passion" as this years theme.

Jan Dinkel, a long-standing north state nursing leader, said, "We value and celebrate nursing, a vitally important profession, acknowledging that nurses make a difference every moment in the lives of others with their professional dedication, competence, and caring."

Simpson University recently launched a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program open to all registered nurses. The major is offered through ASPIRE, Simpson's accelerated degree-completion program allowing working adults to finish their degree in 16 months by attending class once a week.

Shasta Regional Medical Center offers a diverse range of services from emergency medicine, critical care, general/specialty surgery, oncology, cardiovascular, neurosciences to orthopedic care designed to meet the needs of the area. The mission of the hospital is to pursue health care excellence in partnership with those that SRMC serves. Shasta Regional Medical Center is the only 3-star rated hospital in Shasta County by the California Hospital Expertise Survey. Shasta Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

Simpson University, located at 2211 College View Drive in Redding, is a Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson's academic programs include ASPIRE, an accelerated degree-completion program allowing busy adults to complete their bachelor's degree in 16 months. Simpson University recently launched four-year degrees in nursing, biology, and outdoor leadership, and a pre-nursing program, as part of a curriculum expansion focused on serving the needs of the health care industry in the north state.

 

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