A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

President's Message

Alumni President’s Message, 2016

Hello Fellow Alumni,

“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, Go Together.” Our theme is based on the theme the current nursing students used for LLUSN’s Annual Spiritual Retreat held up at Camp Cedar Falls this past November. The concept of “go together” made me think of what our school has gone through, together, over the past 111 years. You are coming back to share the special memories of your nursing education with the life-long friends you made during classes, clinicals and non-school activities. We have seen the changes a century of nursing has made in education and practice. We continue to exist after 111 years because we have gone together, shaped by our experiences at Loma Linda. We express our thanks to those who helped us “go together”: Our faculty who believed in us and supported us while in school. Our fellow classmates who studied far into the night for completion of care plans, exams, or presentations for classes. Our families who supported and sometimes, sacrificed so our dream of becoming a nurse would come true. Lastly, our journey is not complete without the guidance of our Heavenly Father, who continues to lead the school today.

This past fall, San Bernardino experienced tragedy with some of the victims coming to our university hospital and receiving excellent nursing care. In a world where unexpected things happen, there is one constant – our Savior who watches over all of His Children.

Proverbs 16:9 tells us that, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.” NIV. LLU School of Nursing will continue to train nurses to give wholistic, compassionate, and skilled nursing cares as exemplified by the alumni who cared for those victims.

To close, I leave you with Romans 8:28: All things work TOGETHER for good for those who Love God.

Continue to go together….enjoy seeing your friends and classmates from LLUSN at our Annual Homecoming Reunion on April 8 and 9, 2016. We look forward to seeing you in April! God bless you all,

 

Zelne Zamora, DNP, RN, ‘87
Alumni President