Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences (FHCHS) held its annual Week of Prayer celebration the week of March 28-April 1, 2011. Due to unseasonably rainy weather all week, the celebration was held in the Student Lounge where it was standing room only all week. This year’s theme for Week of Prayer was “Tension is Good.” FHCHS chaplains Reynold Acosta and Bill Crofton assembled an eclectic mix of speakers that ranged from Nursing student, Eden Henry, to Florida Hospital’s Chief Operating Officer, Brian Paradis. Each day’s speaker would examine personal and spiritual growth that can come with the “tension” that occurs in one’s life.
The FHCHS Department of Nursing held its 3rd annual Celebrate Nursing: “A Vessel of Honor for God” event on February 4, 2011, at the Florida Hospital Seventh-day Adventist Church. The program celebrated the profession of nursing with selected readings, music, and a dedication ceremony in recognition of the example Christ provided of service to humankind. Presentations by various faculty and alumni were meant to provide insight for current students into what it means to be a graduate of FHCHS. Dr. Janice Preston—Department of Nursing Chair, charged the audience to understand that they have a duty to be people of integrity.