Grant Recipients

Cumberland University

Grant Amount: $50,000 and under
Grant Term: 1 Year
Dec 1 2007

Established in 1842, Cumberland University's mission is to create a learning community of distinction through a partnership among its students, faculty, staff, and the larger community.  The Jeanette Rudy School of Nursing is the university's largest undergraduate program with 160 students.  The development of the whole student is emphasized in preparation for successful and responsible personal living, for productive economic participation and for constructive citizenship.  This grant will fund the course Nursing: An Art of Caring will focus on teaching the student  the concepts of Radical Loving Care.  Nursing students will learn to create consistent experiences that honor their patients' vulnerability and how to treat them with compassion and dignity. By the time the students graduate they will be nurses with a Servant's Heart---that is they will be committed to "serve others above self."  Not only will these graduates be highly employable, but they will be highly valuable to their employers and patients.

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