The Essence of Nursing

The Essence of Nursing

In a commencement ceremony this May, 105 undergraduate and 106 graduate Johns Hopkins nursing students embarked on their journey as tomorrow’s nursing leaders. In July, 133 accelerated baccalaureate students joined them.

Neville Strumpf, PhD, RN, FAAN, a well-known nurse educator and researcher, presented the May ceremony’s keynote address. The core of nursing, she emphasized, has remained the same throughout the years: “Despite the myriad technological breakthroughs and explosions in knowledge over the past four decades, the essence of nursing remained immutable: heartfelt compassion, honest communication, and knowledgeable care.”

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