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Touro’s School of Nursing Honors Faculty, Student, and Alumni During National Nurses Week

Touro University Nevada School of Nursing honored nurses on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic
May 6, 2020

To celebrate National Nurses Week, held each year from May 6-12, the Touro University Nevada School of Nursing honored nurses on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in several ways.

“We want to thank you for your tireless efforts to treat and comfort your patients, and everything else you’re doing to save lives each and every day,” said Dr. Theresa Tarrant, Director of the School of Nursing.

Throughout the week, the School of Nursing posted social media videos of faculty sharing words of encouragement to nurses around the world. Touro nursing faculty who also work in local hospitals shared photos of themselves wearing personal protective equipment along with hopeful messages thanking everyone working on the COVID-19 frontlines.

“Thank you to all of the healthcare professionals and first responders out there for doing a fantastic job on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all rooting for you,” said Patricia Strobehn, an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing who also works in the Adult Emergency Department at University Medical Center.

“In these challenging times, it is a sincere honor to support the health of our community both by educating our future nurse practitioners, as well as practicing as a clinician on the frontlines of the COVID-19 epidemic in the emergency department,” said Dr. Rhone D’Errico, an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing who also works in the emergency department at MountainView Hospital. “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve my patients, students, and colleagues as both a practicing nurse practitioner and an educator.”

Drs. Judith Carrion and Dulce Santacroce from the School of Nursing also volunteered to sew protective masks for hospital patients, nurses, their friends, family, and others.

“To all of our students, alumni, and faculty…you make Touro proud,” Dr. Tarrant said.

“I want to thank all of the nurses across the country working so hard to make a difference in fighting this pandemic,” said Dr. Catie Chung, Program Director of Graduate Nursing. “Our Touro nursing students continue to work on their academic goals in spite of everything that’s happening right now. We are so proud of them.”

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