a mESSAGE FROM hcn LEADERSHIP: RACIAL UNITY

Our nation is in pain, and we are deeply concerned about the unjust killing of George Floyd and the other daily injustices suffered by African Americans and other minorities.  The pain of injustice is real. We must do better as a nation in calling out and addressing the injustices in our society. 

At Hondros College of Nursing, we have students from many racial and ethnic backgrounds. Our diversity is one of our great strengths, and we want all of our students to know that they are supported and welcomed in our community. As nurses and future nurses, you have chosen a career path that requires caring, empathy, and sensitivity. These skills are needed now more than ever. As you continue your nursing career, you will have the opportunity to take care of people who don’t look like you, talk like you, or share your beliefs. You can make a positive difference by caring for all of them the same way you would care for your loved ones. And our nation will be better to the extent that more people apply these same skills in their day-to-day lives.

You don’t have to navigate these trying times alone. There are many people at your campus with whom you can talk, including your Campus Dean/Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Campus Executive Director, Academic Support Advisor, and faculty members. We are all here to listen and help you cope with the frustrations and stressors that come from the challenges our nation is facing. We encourage you to reach out for our support as needed.

Additionally, here are some resources to help you through this difficult time.

Racial Justice:

Improving Mental Health:

This year has tested us, but together, we will emerge stronger and better.

Respectfully,

Hondros College of Nursing Leadership


The Leadership Teams of APEI, APUS, and Hondros College of Nursing

We are writing to convey our deep disappointment and concern about the tragic events of recent weeks and the continuing effects of racism in our society. The killing of George Floyd was heartbreaking and unacceptable, and we know that stress and anguish feel closer to home for our African American colleagues, students, friends and community members. We stand together against all acts of discrimination and racism, and we are with all those who have suffered and continue to experience pain. 

To any of you who feel overwhelmed and demoralized, please know that you have our compassion and support. To those who interact with students, please recognize that many of them may feel similarly, and it is important we treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve. Now is a time to make sure that everyone in our community knows that they are supported and welcomed and that we will not tolerate racism.

None of us can stand idly by if we desire to see meaningful change and address systemic problems in our society. That is true also for the role we play in higher education, where we have a duty and opportunity to make an impact. Calling upon the perspectives of faculty, students, staff and alumni, we will invite participation in the coming months across our institutions to assess how we can best make an impact.

We know that as a community we can work to ensure that all colleagues, and specifically our African American colleagues and students, are supported and move toward a better tomorrow.

Sincerely,

The Leadership Teams of APEI, APUS, and Hondros College of Nursing