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WSU Nursing Program to Host Celebration of Frontline Healthcare Workers with Art Unveiling 


WESTFIELD — In honor of all healthcare workers, Westfield State University nursing students have commissioned a local artist to create a visual expression of the united experience of our caregivers on the frontlines. The work will be unveiled at a ceremony on May 11 at 6 p.m. that also will highlight some of the WSU nursing alumni.  

The event will take place at the Nettie Stevens Science Center on WSU campus.  

“Graduates from WSU’s nursing program have been working at the frontline, taking care of some of the most critically ill patients throughout the pandemic,” said associate professor Jessica Holden, executive director of nursing and Allied Health at Westfield State University.  

“The perseverance, dedication, commitment, and tenacity that these nurses have collectively demonstrated is not lost among the faculty and staff at WSU, stakeholders from area healthcare facilities, WSU alumni, leadership, faculty, and current nursing students will be in attendance.  

Linda Thompson, president of WSU, who is also a nurse, is scheduled to speak about the impact of the pandemic on healthcare.