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Nurses' Night at the Ballpark

Chamberlain College of Nursing student throws out ceremonial first pitch

Monday July 11, 2011
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To celebrate the contributions of devoted nurses and nurse educators, Chamberlain College of Nursing teamed up with the St. Louis Cardinals to host the third annual “Nurses’ Night at the Ballpark” at Busch Stadium on May 16.

In honor of local nurses, Chamberlain College of Nursing student and St. Louis resident Deborah Stewart throws the ceremonial first pitch of the game.

Stewart, who is pursuing a BSN degree at Chamberlain's St. Louis campus, was chosen to throw the first pitch after winning an essay contest. The contest invited Chamberlain's St. Louis students to explain how the future state of nursing will improve patient outcomes. In her essay, Stewart explained that new technologies and the vast knowledge that new nurses are required to obtain prior to entering the field will help improve the state of nursing and patient care.

"At Chamberlain College of Nursing, we appreciate nurses for their commitment to continually improving patient care and for being on the frontlines of providing quality care to communities across Missouri," said Susan Groenwald, RN, MS, president of Chamberlain College of Nursing. "Nurses' Night at the Ballpark' provides us the opportunity to acknowledge the immense contributions made by dedicated nursing professionals who approach their work with commitment and compassion."

In honor of the special day, discounted tickets were offered to local nurses and healthcare professionals, who also were invited to a pre-game celebration in Ford Plaza with prizes, goody bags, music and activities.

"Being selected to throw out the first pitch at Chamberlain College of Nursing's 'Nurses Night at the Ballpark' is an honor," Stewart said. "Nurses are the heart of the healthcare system, and it is a privilege to represent the future of nursing to the thousands of baseball fans across the country."


Learn more about Chamberlain College of Nursing at http://www.chamberlain.edu/.