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Posted: 6/20/2008

On May 22, 2008, 124 undergraduate and 74 graduate Hopkins Nursing students filled the Lyric Opera House for the 2008 commencement ceremony, and embarked on their new journey as tomorrow's nursing leaders.

A majority of the graduate students, 54, received a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), while 13 received a joint MSN and Master of Public Health (MPH), two received a joint MSN and Master of Business Administration (MBA), and five were awarded a PhD.

Jhpiego president and CEO Lisa Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN, presented this year's keynote address to the graduates. She emphasized the need to use the knowledge the nursing students have attained to help improve nursing, not only at home but around the world.  "Nurses are a critical factor in improving global health," Mancuso said. "We must push to be leaders--to know is simply not enough."

Check out graduate Jeane Garcia's poem, "Nonstop...," which she read at the ceremony.