Rutgers School of Nursing inducted Senator Donald Norcross and Nurse Leader Yvonne Wesley as Honorary Ambassadors. Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, Dean of the School of Nursing, points out that leadership ability is critical for nurses as the U.S. health care system undergoes major changes. Policy decisions are made to meet the growing health care demands.
Student nurse leaders are encouraged to look to esteemed Honorary Ambassadors for inspiration, according to the Dean. In her remarks to the Newark students, Yvonne Wesley pointed to her own experiences as examples of the wide range of career options available to nurses. According to Wesley future success will depend on ones ability to always access the best available information to guide your practice. Wesley said “Stay on top of the technology, stay current and stay connected.”