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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
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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.
Check out the latest issue of VNL!
Graduating nursing student Angelica Henry has had a tough life, including watching her older sister die from neuroblastoma. But these experiences help her empathize with patients.