Alumni Spotlight

Published: 05-15-2019
Ryan Capecci
One of the greatest accomplishments throughout my nursing career has been flying on missions with Grace on Wings. They are a non-profit organization who provides fixed wing medical transportation around the United States.
Published: 04-02-2019
Joan Glick
I was an English major in college and I then went to graduate school to get my Ph.D. in English. I quickly discovered that I wanted to do something else with my life so after working in business for a while, I just decided that I was going to try out nursing school.
Published: 02-15-2019
Carolyn Bessler
As a child of the 60s, we all wanted to make the world a better place. I felt like nursing was my way to do that. It was my avenue to bring peace and love into the world.
Published: 01-15-2019
Claire Allen
My most treasured memory is the camaraderie between the nurses that I went to school with. St. Elizabeth is a small enough school that you very quickly develop a great support system and that shows through your education beyond graduation.
Published: 12-14-2018
Heather Askren
I chose St. Elizabeth School of Nursing because they had smaller classes and hands-on learning. Your clinicals started during your first semester rather than a few years in and they have an awesome staff!
Published: 11-16-2018
Hannah Lewis
The best memory from nursing school was the mission trip to Haiti. The entire trip was life changing but my favorite part during my time there was getting to deliver a baby for the first time.
Published: 10-19-2018
Mary Joan (Kolb) Farrell
I became a nurse for many reasons, but mostly because of the inspiration of others who were nurses. I have many memories from my youth of my mother telling stories about my great Aunt Polly who was a nurse in WW1 and died from influenza.
Published: 09-28-2018
Aaron Hoard
The considerable amount of diverse clinical experience I gained from the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing prepared me to provide better care for my patients immediately upon graduation.
Published: 03-21-2018
Mary Bond
Providing one-on-one patient care is what I like most about being an endocrinology nurse. I get to know my patients because they visit repeatedly, and I learn what's going on in their lives, how they're doing and if they're struggling. I like the challenge of finding ways to help them live with their illnesses and live the best life they can.
Published: 02-02-2018
Maria Vought
There are quite a few reasons why I became a nurse, but probably the most impactful is that when I was younger, my mother passed away of a heart attack. It was sudden and unexpected. Her last moments were in a Franciscan hospital. During that time, I had an opportunity to come in contact with nurses who didn't know me from anyone else but were gracious and kind in those sensitive moments.