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College of Nursing
College of Health Sciences
Built to Be a Nurse? Or Know Someone Who Is?
Never Doubt the Importance of Your Role in Healthcare? You’re Built to Be a Nurse.
Nurses play a critical role in healthcare delivery and are often considered the backbone of the healthcare system.
Undertake the Role of Advocate for Your Patients, Their Families, and Your Coworkers? You’re Built to Be a Nurse.
Nurses play a multifaceted role as advocates in healthcare, advocating for the rights and needs of patients, families, coworkers, and the broader healthcare community.
Remember the Exact Moment Nursing Became Your Calling? You’re Built to Be a Nurse.
Your life challenges inspired you to help others persevere, recover, and even thrive.
Selfless to the Point You Need a Reminder to Take Care of You? You’re Built to Be a Nurse.
Remembering to take care of yourself to take better care of others takes effort.
Equal Parts Empathy + Grit? You’re Built to Be a Nurse.
Nurses do their jobs with empathy, grace, determination, and grit; they are smart, resilient, and resourceful like no other.
"What led Ashley to Nursing? I wanted to become a nurse because when I was 16 or 17, my nephew was born; he was very ill."
"I think what surprised me most about being a nurse was how quickly you bond with the patient, and you are so dedicated and interested in their story and how it turns out, and you just become this huge advocate."
"I think nursing is so important. And the most important role for any nurse is to be an advocate when you have a patient."
"“I realized that my biggest regret in life was not sticking with nursing, no matter how hard it was.""
"“... a mammogram can save somebody's life, ... a colonoscopy can save somebody's life. One simple visit a year can make a difference.""
"I take a lot of medical and surgical teams to countries like Sierra Leone, Tanzania; we're getting ready to take a team to Ghana this spring."
"She touched my life. Although the prognosis was very slim, her touch, and her compassion, and her caring helped me to be the nurse that I am today."
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