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National Nurses Week: Columbia Nursing Honors Distinguished Alumni

May 6 – 12 is National Nurses Week

Susan Rydahl Hansen, Head of Nursing Research, Bispebjerg Hospital; Jarl Frijs-Madsen, Consul General of Denmark; and Dean Bobbie Berkowitz. Image courtesy of the School of Nursing.

Susan Rydahl Hansen, Head of Nursing Research, Bispebjerg Hospital; Jarl Frijs-Madsen, Consul General of Denmark; and Dean Bobbie Berkowitz. Image courtesy of the School of Nursing.

A special ceremony at the Columbia University School of Nursing last week honored a 1909 Columbia Nursing graduate, Charlotte Munck, who was a founder of Denmark’s modern health care system.

The late Ms. Munck was one of several nursing alumni honored. Others were Kathleen Barnes’89, Margaret Mabrey Craig’64, Rachel Lyons’07, Susan Levy Mascitelli’74, and Beth Oliver’91.

“Nursing has a long and honorable tradition of delivering care to underserved and vulnerable populations irrespective of economic, ethnic, social, or cultural determinants,” says Columbia Nursing Dean Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN. “Despite many obstacles, we remain as dedicated in our resolve to address them as ever.”

The full article can be found on the Columbia Nursing website.

National Nurses Week is celebrated every year beginning May 6 and ending on Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12.

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