The World Health Assembly has declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse, and the American Nurses Association (ANA) has gone a step further by expanding its annual National Nurses Week to a month-long celebration for May.

With more than a century of educating area nurses, Marian University wanted to mark the occasion by highlighting the accomplishments of our Nursing Department and recognizing the excellence of our students and graduates.

Our Fantastic Faculty

Each week in May has been designated by the ANA as having significant meaning. Below, our faculty – dedicated to preparing students to face the ever-changing landscape of healthcare – provide insight into how they incorporate each topic into the classroom.

Self Care (May 1-9) – By Tammy Chapin Ph.D., MSN, RN

Recognition (May 10-16) - By Breana Sutfin, BSN, MSN, CNE

Professional Development (May 17-23) - By Brooke Zelhofer, DNP, RN, APNP, CPNP-PC

Community Engagement (May 24-31) – By Christine P. Laurent, PhD, RNC-OB

Graduate Spotlights

Students who graduate with a Marian University Nursing degree are highly regarded by employers for their clinical competence and leadership abilities. We caught up with several recent graduates to see what they’re up to.

Samantha Baltus

Holland Dickirson

Gabbi Hanlon

Sierra Schonscheck (Noth)

Katie Schwarzbauer

Emily VandenHouten

The Importance of Self Care

While our Nursing Department certainly focuses on educating students to improve the emotional and physical well-being of others, we also don’t shy away from educating them on how to improve their own well-being through self care. Allow Tammy Chapin Ph.D., MSN, RN, Assistant Professor and Nurse Learning Specialist, to explain here why it’s critical that we educate our Nursing students about how to care for themselves, too.