EMORY, VA – Cadence Spaulding of Christiansburg pledged a commitment to ethical and compassionate care during a White Coat Ceremony on Jan. 11, 2024, at the McGlothlin Center for the Arts in the presence of college leadership, esteemed faculty, supportive friends, and proud family members.
Since the inception of graduate programs at the School of Health Sciences in Marion in 2014 and the new School of Nursing in 2021, Emory & Henry has consistently stood out as a trailblazer in healthcare education and training within the region. A substantial number of graduates choose to contribute to the region’s healthcare sector, particularly focusing on rural healthcare in the United States. Rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, the education provided to students within the program equips them with a robust foundation to address the evolving and intricate healthcare needs of the region and beyond.
Dr. Laurie Anne Ferguson, the founding dean of the School of Nursing, expressed confidence in the impact these future nurses will make, stating, “We know our future nurses will help fill the demand that our region so desperately needs.”
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Emory & Henry College stands as a testament to the institution’s commitment to providing a baccalaureate degree that prepares graduates to excel in the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for entry into practice as registered nurses.
“Our goal is to prepare nurses who provide high-quality care, can demonstrate critical thinking skills, and can assist patients in navigating an increasingly complex healthcare system, with increased focus on health promotion,” added Ferguson.
The Baccalaureate Degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and has received initial approval from the Virginia Board of Nursing. For more information, please visit www.ehc.edu/nursing. Emory & Henry College remains dedicated to shaping the future of healthcare in the region through excellence in education.