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211 Graduates are Now Hopkins Nurses


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Posted: 6/2/2010

On May 27, 2010, 105 undergraduate and 106 graduate Johns Hopkins nursing students filled the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center in downtown Baltimore for the 2010 commencement ceremony, and embarked on their new journey as tomorrow’s nursing leaders.

A majority of the graduate students, 39, received a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), while 21 received a joint MSN and Master of Public Health (MPH), three received a joint MSN and Master of Business Administration (MBA), 39 received a doctorate of nursing practice (DNP), and four were awarded a PhD.

Neville Strumpf, PhD, RN, FAAN, a well-known nurse educator and researcher, presented this year’s keynote address, “Past, Present, and Future: Caring is the Core of Nursing.”

“Our past and present constantly shape us [and] provide the lens through which we see the world and refine our values and our life course,” she said, outlining the differences between her past experience as a baby boomer nurse and those of the new nurses graduating this year.  “What we share in common is the future which embraces the health and well-being of our world in general — and people in our immediate care and communal reach in particular.” 

The core of nursing, she said, 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.”

For more information, or to watch a video of the commencement ceremony, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu/graduation.