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Fairfield's SHU Blesses The Hands Of Nursing Students

Sacred Heart University nursing students participate in the third annual Blessing of the Hands in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.
Sacred Heart University nursing students participate in the third annual Blessing of the Hands in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. Photo Credit: Tracy Deer-Mirek

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A total of 98 nursing students participated in Sacred Heart University’s third annual Blessing of the Hands ceremony in Fairfield this fall.

“We began this program because we wanted to focus on tradition as that is a theme that resonates with the students,” Kim Foito, clinical assistant professor of nursing, said in a statement.

“The onset of the clinical experience is a milestone. The nursing faculty at Sacred Heart recognizes the value of spirituality, and this celebration embodies the great significance our hands represent in healing.”

After having their own hands anointed by the Rev. David Buckles, the nursing faculty members blessed the hands of the students. The group included juniors who are starting their clinical rotation and seniors who will continue this year.

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