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Berry Nursing

Retired physician Pat Adams chats with students in Berry's new state-of-the-art nursing suite. Photo by student Lauren Neumann.

Berry celebrated the launch of its baccalaureate nursing program with a Feb. 20 luncheon and ribbon-cutting that afforded guests the opportunity to get an up-close look at the state-of-the-art patient simulators at the heart of the Evans Hall nursing suite. Among those in attendance were Lou Brown Jewell, Bob Williams (62H) and wife Kay, and Pat and Colleen Adams, all generous supporters of the new program.

Nineteen students are currently working toward future careers as leaders in the health care field, and more than a hundred have declared their intention to pursue the new major. They represent the first wave of Berry-educated nurses meant to meet a growing national need.

“In the medical field there isn’t just a shortage of doctors, but also of nurses,” said Dean of Nursing Vanice Roberts. “And some nurses are more qualified than others. Those who are able to communicate effectively – to question as well as conform to the health care system – are more helpful to doctors and patients in stressful situations.”

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