Regis Nursing: It’s More Than a Career, It’s a Calling

Join us in celebrating National Nurses Week.

“I attribute my success to this — I never gave nor took any excuse.”

These inspirational (and endearingly stern) words were uttered by none other than the godmother of the nursing profession, Florence Nightingale. Dubbed the “Lady with the Lamp,” she made the rounds of Crimean War battlefields by night, tending to British soldiers who were wounded in some of the fiercest fighting of the early Industrial Age. Ever since, nurses have found inspiration in Nightingale’s bold words and actions as they care for the injured and ill in times of peace, war and calamity.

Today, the nursing profession itself is on the verge of its own sort of calamity — almost half a million seasoned nurses are set to retire by 2025, creating a severe talent shortage across the country. Make no mistake, this has potentially disastrous consequences for health care in communities across the United States.

But just as Nightingale found cause for hope even in the face of deadly war, we at Regis believe there’s a silver lining to the nursing crisis. As countless career nurses depart for sunnier climes or to spend more time with their grandchildren, their exodus creates promising opportunities for a new generation of nursing professionals, especially in leadership and management roles.

In honor of Nightingale and nurses everywhere, Regis is proud to celebrate National Nurses Week every May. Nurses make the world a better place, one patient at a time. We offer a heartfelt “thank you” to all nurses, as we celebrate them and their invaluable service as the heart of health care. Beyond our gratitude, we’re doing our part to ensure the next generation of nurses is prepared for the ever-changing world of health care.

We’re already ahead of the curve — our undergraduate, graduate and certificate nursing programs are designed to help compassionate leaders shine. If you’ve been on the fence about following in Florence’s footsteps by taking the next step in your nursing career, now is the time to step up. We’re certain to offer a nursing program that meets your education level and career ambitions.

At Regis, we believe that where compassion and curiosity come together, the best nurses are trained. As the #1 best college for nursing in Colorado, the Loretto Heights School of Nursing at Regis has been training generations of nursing professionals since 1948. Our graduates are recognized for their knowledge, competence, compassion, ethics and leadership, as well as their commitment to social justice and community service.

Our Jesuit values guide students to think critically, evolve holistically and apply their education to impact the greater good. We do more than career training — we work to develop principled practitioners and health care leaders. Ready to make your impact? Start your application or get in touch with a Regis admissions counselor today.

Like Florence said, no excuses.

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