National Nursing Week: An Open Letter to Our Healthcare Agents of Change

Dear Dr. Shelton, Dean Gaston, and the faculty, staff and students of The Dallas Nursing Institute:

As we recognize and celebrate National Nursing Week, I want to express my personal sentiments about the important and powerful work that you do. Each and every one of you is making a meaningful contribution to developing nursing agents of change – whether as executive leaders driving strategic direction, administration and staff supporting students and programs, faculty delivering on the promise of a world-class nursing education, or our nursing students themselves endeavoring the rigors of education and committing their lives to the service of others.

The significant impact of skilled, compassionate nursing cannot be understated. In good and bad times – nurses are always there. They bring light to the ailing individual, to their families and loved ones, to the larger community, and to the entire world. I am beyond proud to have the nursing discipline as a vital part of The Community Solution in Higher Education, and inspired to count the professionals that train and support these healthcare agents of change among us. True ministers of compassion, caring, and altruism – TCS stands in appreciation and gratitude before each of you.

Thank you for doing what you do!

Yours Truly,

Michael Horowitz, Ph.D.