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Congratulations to our Student Ambassadors who will be graduating this weekend!! Wherever you go, please continue to be a beacon for compassion and resilience in healthcare - the ripples, as depicted in our logo, will follow!
Check out their reflections on being involved with CCI and advice they have for future students: https://cci.nursing.virginia.edu/ambassador/student/#GraduatingAmbassadors2017
Keep in touch Erika Fernandez (BSN '17), Erin Johns (BSN '17), Evie Stinger (BSN '17), Dallas Ducar (MSN, CNL '17), Eliza Urtz (BSN '17), Gene Donovan (MSN, CNL '17), Octavia C Winfield (MSN, CNL '17), Michael Swanberg (PhD in Nursing '17), Rob Abbott (MD '17) and Thomas Ball (MD '17)! We're so proud of all of you!
RN Regina Ragland worked for 18 years at a mail order company, but she was always interested in nursing. An associate's degree from Piedmont Virginia Community College helped her fulfill that dream, and now, she's continuing her education through UVA School Of Nursing. #NationalNursesWeek
Class of 2017: Daughter of Undocumented Immigrants Made UVA a Better Place
Erika Fernandez overcame financial hardship to transfer into the School of Nursing. Once there, she made her impact felt throughout the community. Click the photo to learn more.
"I love what I'm doing," says Tanita Woodson Adu (BSN '97). "You might see a patient who's homeless, dealing with schizophrenia, alienated by family and friends, and I'm the only one who's asked them how their day is, who lets them cry, who lets them get things out, who really listens."
Adu has been a lot of things: A military brat. A critical care nurse. After an eye opening trip to Africa, she is now a nurse practitioner, researcher, and substance abuse coordinator at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Adu studies effective elements of communication between HIV patients and clinicians - because when patients trust their providers, "they'll be more likely to make their visits and take their meds," she says. And that makes the job more gratifying for Adu, who has seen many of her current patients for years, thanks to improvements in drug therapy. "It makes me feel good that I'm really helping," she adds. "It's work I was meant to do." #NationalNursesWeek #UVANursing
To all the nurses out there whose compassion, resilience, professionalism, and dedication is second to none - THANK YOU! In our humble opinion, every week should be Nurses' Week! <3
Consider acknowledging the special nurse(s) in your life with a gift in their honor!
Class of 2017: Turf Battle Lands This Nursing Grad in the Emergency Room
Native New Englander Todd Lange has balanced school and single fatherhood for the last three years. He is earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing this month and will work in the emergency room in UVA’s Medical Center come August. Click the photo to read more.
Happy National Nurses Week! We want to take this time to recognize our outstanding nurses, alumni, students, faculty, and friends. To make a gift in honor or memory of your favorite nurse, visit nursing.virginia.edu/alumni/national
A decade of IPE at UVA; What resilience looks like; Decisions that hit below the belt; and honoring cancer warriors through scholarship.
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