Aquinas to Form National Association of Catholic Nurses Local Council

January 14, 2014

The Aquinas College School of Nursing is in the early stages of forming a local council of the National Association of Catholic Nurses, to be comprised of all interested nurses and nursing students in the Nashville metropolitan area. Established in 1940 at the request of the Catholic Bishops of the United States, the Association is a conduit for nurses, nursing students, and other related healthcare professionals who support Catholic values and principles, with a focus on networking, education, responding to current healthcare issues, allocation and access to resources, and service opportunities. Aquinas College will once again host the national meeting on March 21-23. Check the Association’s web site for details on registration at

“The formation of a local council of Catholic Nurses and others of good will is critically needed in our world today if we are to be faithful to our vocation and work together to transform lives through caring and healing in nursing,” stated Brother Ignatius Perkins, O.P., Ph.D., R.N., Dean of the Aquinas College School of Nursing.

All interested nurses and nursing students are invited to attend one of two special organizational meetings on either Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. or on Saturday, February 22 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 102 of the Aquinas College Main Building. For more information call the School of Nursing at (615) 297-2008. No reservations required.

Hear Brother Ignatius interviewed on the Son Rise Morning Show about the role of the Aquinas College School of Nursing in protecting human dignity: