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Greetings from the Chair
“Nursing is an art…It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of the Fine Arts”
-- Florence Nightingale, 1868
“We need to realize and to affirm anew that nursing is one of the most difficult arts: compassion may provide the motive, but knowledge is our working power” --Adelaide Nutting, 1925
| Kathleen A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
Division Chair of Education and Nursing
I am pleased to welcome you to the Nursing program at La Roche College.
Florence Nightingale, renowned founder of the profession of Nursing, and Adelaide Nutting, one of the giants who guided the growth of this fledgling profession, bequeathed a clear mission to all who have and will continue to follow in their footsteps: the very essence of Nursing lies in its quest to acknowledge and revere the wholeness of every individual. At La Roche College, we cultivate the art and science of “this finest art” as we contribute to the evolution of excellence consistent with the vision of our founders.
We stand today at the intersection of two realities. We are experiencing a paucity of nurses for practice, education and administration while at the same time, we witness the expanding need for nurses through the growing emphasis on healthy living and global initiatives in health care.
At La Roche College, we are poised to prepare nurses in all these roles as we confront the changing needs of the early decades of the twenty-first century. We prepare nurses to function in a variety of ways, from entry level positions in nursing practice to leadership positions requiring graduate study at the MSN level. Successful completion of our graduate programs prepares nurses for entry to doctoral study at universities across the country.
In every program, students are encouraged to think about and participate in the health Millennial Development Goals at levels appropriate to each course of study. In on-campus and on-line programs of study, students participate as a community of scholarly learners to enhance their “compassion” and acquire the knowledge that “is our working power.”
I invite you to join us in this community of scholarly learners as I, along with our faculty, prepare you to embrace the vision of our founders—to carry on the proud traditions of the Nursing profession, the “finest of the fine arts.”
Tell Me More!
If you would like more information about the nursing program at La Roche College,
The ASN, BSN, and MSN programs in the nursing department are accredited by
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Approved by the
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000 Fax: 404-975-5020