Nurses have always been essential in the lives of their patients — a reality the global coronavirus pandemic has thrown into even sharper focus. May 6–12 is National Nurses Week, and as COVID-19 cases increase and hospitals treat more patients, nurses should be celebrated now more than ever. USC Suzanne Dworak-PeckSchool of Social Work Department of Nursing salutes all the health care workers serving on the front lines — especially its nurses.
Jennifer Dixon, RN, has been a nurse for 20 years. The current Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is part of the emergency department of a hospital in Georgia.
Sabrina Bates RN, a Nursing@USC student and nurse at Keck Hospital of USC, was working in the new transport center created by Keck for the purpose of receiving COVID-19 patients, when one of her closest friends was admitted.
We honor Black History Month by highlighting five of our extraordinary African-American faculty who share a commitment to empowering the African-American population and educating the next generation of social work professionals.