Numbering more than 3 million nationwide, nurses make up the largest workforce in the health care industry and are consistently ranked as the most trusted profession, according to findings from a recent Gallup poll. To celebrate their dedication and selfless service to the worthy profession, we celebrate National Nurses Week every year, May 6-12.
This Nurses Week, we would also like to congratulate all nominees and award recipients of the Building a Legacy 2013 Legacy Awards. We applaud each nominee for the leadership, compassion and innovation they bring to the Brazos Valley. With each patient interaction, these nurses are leaving behind a complex and beautiful legacy.
Established in 2011 in honor of the College of Nursing’s founding Dean, Sharon Wilkerson, Ph.D., RN, CNE, the Wilkerson Legacy Scholarship gives us the ability to recruit and retain the best and brightest students through scholarship support and provide professional development opportunities year-to-year.
An exceptional nursing education increases the highly qualified nursing workforce, ultimately improving the quality of health care in our community, across Texas and world wide. We invite you to join other alumni and friends by making an investment in the Wilkerson Legacy Scholarship today. With your support, you will empower our current students and help us provide future students with an opportunity to pursue a premier nursing education. Invest in a future nurse today.