The University of Arizona College of Nursing honored its fall 2022 graduating class at Centennial Hall on Dec. 15. A total of 221 Wildcat nurses celebrated the successful conclusion to their programs in front of family, friends and faculty.
Interim Dean Kathleen Insel, PhD, RN, delivered the opening remarks.
“During these challenging times, you are entering the profession at a time when the need for nurses is nearly unprecedented,” she said. “Your dedication to enter this field, dedicated to serve those who are in need, is inspiring. You will make a difference. Society is going to ask a lot of you. COVID-19 brought a myriad of unprecedented challenges, but challenges open the door for new opportunities to create compassion out of chaos, to make a difference for your patients, our profession and our society. You are needed, you are ready and you are determined.”
At the event, which marks the college’s 65th graduating class, the conferred degrees included 54 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 66 Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Integrative Health, 22 Master of Science in Nursing, 74 Doctor of Nursing Practice and five Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.