Westfield State University Nursing Program to host celebration of frontline healthcare workers with art unveiling event

WESTFIELD -- In honor of all healthcare workers, Westfield State University nursing students have commissioned a local artist to create a visual expression of the united experience of our caregivers on the frontlines.

The work will be unveiled at a ceremony on May 11, at 6:00 p.m., that also will highlight some of the WSU nursing alumni. The event will take place at the Nettie Stevens Science Center on WSU campus.

“Graduates from WSU’s nursing program have been working at the frontline, taking care of some of the most critically ill patients throughout the pandemic. The perseverance, dedication, commitment, and tenacity that these nurses have collectively demonstrated is not lost among the faculty and staff at WSU,” said Associate Professor Jessica Holden, executive director of nursing and Allied Health at Westfield State University.

Stakeholders from area healthcare facilities, WSU alumni, leadership, faculty, and current nursing students will be in attendance.

Dr. Linda Thompson, president of WSU, who is also a nurse, is scheduled to speak about the impact of the pandemic on healthcare.

The Westfield State Nursing program prepares graduates to accept responsibility for the care of clients and families in a variety of health care settings, to function in beginning leadership roles, and to be consumers of and participants in nursing research. The nursing program collaborates with several area patient care organizations to develop our students’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes to best prepare them for the professional learning role.


Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society. For more information about Westfield State University, visit www.westfield.ma.eduwww.twitter.com/westfieldstate, or https://www.facebook.com/WestfieldStateUniversity


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