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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Congratulations Class of 2008!

Congratulations to the Nursing Graduates of the Class of 2008! The National Nursing Organization Board of Directors and supporters proudly welcome you to the nursing profession. We encourage you to watch this inspiring video that is really about you, the next generation of nursing leaders.

And if anyone ever tells you that one person can't make a difference to improve the life of one person, one city, one state, or even our nation, we invite you to read or listen to these words of Robert F. Kennedy that were repeated in his eulogy by his brother, Senator Edward Kennedy 40 years ago:

"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change. And I believe that in this generation those with the courage to enter the moral conflict will find themselves with companions in every corner of the globe." RFK

Graduating nurses, this is your time, and our country needs you like never before.

The National Nursing Network Organization Team—Sunday, April 27, 2008  

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