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Wesley College Celebrates CNS Week

Front Row (L-R): Fenny Maroko, Kristina Rivera, Professor of Nursing and Director of MSN Program Dr. Nancy Rubino, Aubree Hare, and Marie Cassalia. Back Row (L-R): Yeu Jin Lim, Denise Jones, Associate Professor of Nursing Denise Morris, Felicia Cruz, Tammy Osberg, and Jessi Wyatt.

Wesley College’s department of nursing, the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) students and graduates participated in CNS Recognition Week from Sept. 1-7.

The group hosted a dinner for the current CNS students, provided screening and education clinics for residents in a housing for the elderly in the Dover community, and participated in a conference on Advanced Nursing Education.

Wesley’s graduate nursing program educates Clinical Nurse Specialists who work in different departments and with different patient populations. Graduates of this program contribute to the health system in pain management clinics, emergency departments, palliative care, community health screening, military service, and other fields that focus on acute care and health promotion.

Nursing theorist, Dr. Hildegard Peplau, created the CNS role. In 1952, she published her book entitled: Interpersonal Relations in Nursing, which emphasized the nurse-client relationship as the foundation for nursing practice and is the basis of the CNS role in health care.

In 2009, the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists created CNS Recognition Week to celebrate CNS contributions to ensuring patient safety and improving health care and health care delivery.

The theme for CNS Recognition Week for 2017 was Clinical Nurse Specialists: Leading Change for Healthier Lives.Today, there are approximately 72,000 Clinical Nurse Specialists nationwide. To learn more about CNS Recognition Week, please visit: http://nacns.org/event/cns-week-2017/

Front Row (L-R): Fenny Maroko, Kristina Rivera, Professor of Nursing and Director of MSN Program Dr. Nancy Rubino, Aubree Hare, and Marie Cassalia.

Back Row (L-R): Yeu Jin Lim, Denise Jones, Associate Professor of Nursing Denise Morris, Felicia Cruz, Tammy Osberg, and Jessi Wyatt.

Learn more about Wesley’s Graduate Nursing programs here.