Stories

Each blog, written by our subject matter experts, will explore topics ranging from healthcare news, academics, student life, nursing, career skills and much more.

How One Nurse Found Her Calling

on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Posted in Stories

How One Nurse Found Her Calling

Imagine you're a working professional who decides to go back to school to earn your master’s degree. Now imagine you’re pregnant. Cynthia Payne experienced this. Twice.

A Lifelong Journey in Nursing

on Monday, 15 February 2016. Posted in Stories

A Lifelong Journey in Nursing

Joyce Johnston sees her career in nursing as a journey, where every experience has helped her learn, build skills and open up new possibilities. It all started during her junior year of high school. Despite being only a teenager, she applied for and landed a job as a nursing assistant.

Finding Community Among Nurses

on Monday, 08 February 2016. Posted in Stories

Finding Community Among Nurses

Sandra Kleiman attended her first day of nursing school when she was only five years old–sort of. As a curious kindergartner, each day on her way from school to her grandmother's house, she passed the local college. One day, she decided to visit the nursing school, and they welcomed her in with open arms. She spent the rest of the school year visiting the nursing students, who lovingly referred to her as their "mascot," attended the graduation ceremony at the end of the year, and even received a nurse's lamp–a standard gift for nursing school graduates that pays homage to Florence Nightingale.

Becoming a Nurse: A Combination of Fate and Hard Work

on Thursday, 28 January 2016. Posted in Stories

Becoming a Nurse: A Combination of Fate and Hard Work

For the first four months of her life, Dr. Amanda Walker lived in a hospital. Born premature with major heart and intestinal defects, she was under constant care and supervision for those 16 weeks. Over the next few years, she would undergo several life-saving procedures. At the age of five, she had her final open heart surgery.

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