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A Message from Dean Andrews: We Must Work Together To Heal Our Nation

A message from College of Nursing Dean and Helen Gurley Wolford Professor of Nursing, Jeannette O. Andrews, PhD, RN, FAAN

The University of South Carolina College of Nursing stands in solidarity with the African American community, our faculty, our staff, our students, our friends, our families, and our colleagues across the country against senseless acts of racism and violence. 

Our core values of diversity, inclusivity, commitment, caring, integrity, respect, and professionalism are the heart of Gamecock Nursing Nation. Violence and hateful rhetoric are not reflective of these values.

As a profession, nurses heal through science, evidence, and compassion. We must work to eliminate racism and bias and work to increase diversity and support action for change. Without action, more lives will be lost and unnecessary suffering will continue.

As Gamecocks, our Carolinian Creed calls on us to respect the dignity of all persons, to respect the rights and property of others, to discourage bigotry, while striving to learn from differences in people, ideas, and opinions.

We must work together to heal our nation. Together we must do better.

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