Cumberland University


CU announces 2nd Annual "Notes for Nurses"


Cumberland University's Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions announced the 2nd Annual “Notes for Nurses” event will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Lebanon Municipal Airport hangar.  The casual dress dinner and auction includes live music by award-winning artists, Paul Overstreet, Jessi Alexander and Jon Randall. Proceeds from the event will help fund nursing scholarships and high-tech simulation equipment to train students.

“Notes for Nurses is a celebration of all nurses --- the heartstrings of our community,” said Beth McCall, RN, BSN, event chairman.  “The event raised $55,000 last year for nursing scholarships and simulation equipment and we have set a goal of $75,000 this year.”

“We invite the community to join us to hear some of Nashville’s greatest songwriters,” said Dr. Teresa Larkins, committee member. “You will hear hits like I Drive Your Truck, The Climb, and Forever and Ever Amen.”

“Our focus is on educating and training highly skilled, compassionate and caring nurses and the additional support from our community will elevate our success in recruiting and graduating outstanding men and women,” said Carole Ann Bach, dean, Ph.D., RN, CRRN.  Since the nursing school began in 1992, Cumberland has graduated 1,126 nursing students with a majority working in Middle Tennessee.    

Table sponsorship starts at $500. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling 615-547-1245 or visiting Notes for Nurses is sponsored by Cumberland University, D.T. McCall & Sons, Serenity Dental, and WANT FM 98.9 / WCOR AM 1490.

Currently a traditional four-year BSN program, a nights and weekend program for non-traditional students seeking a second degree, and an online RN to BSN program for associate’s and diploma degreed RN’s already working in the field are offered at the school of nursing.

“As nursing educators, we believe that nursing education must be individualized to meet the learning needs of each student,” said Bach.  “The school faculty also believes that innovative and flexible means of entering the program should be available.” 

In addition to its outstanding nursing programs, the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions encompasses programs in health and human performance with emphasis in sports management, physical education and health, and sport and exercise science; athletic training; health and human performance minors; and a master degree program in sport and exercise pedagogy. 

For more information about the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions, visit here