Since 1897, St. Elizabeth School of Nursing has produced thousands of graduates, each with their own unique story to tell. In an effort to share those stories, we have created an "Alumni Spotlight"
Not only do we wish to celebrate the accomplishments of alumni, but it is our hope these short stories will inspire others - be it prospective and current students, staff and alumni. Ultimately, our goal is to strengthen the sense of community among those connected to our school.
In 2016, six months after becoming a radiologist, Caley Bender realized a desire for deeper connections with her patients and began researching the field of nursing. Caley graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in 2019 and accepted a position in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. Like so many of our recent graduates, Caley was reassigned to care for COVID patients when the pandemic hit Greater Lafayette. Learn more about Caley’s journey to becoming a nurse, her role during the early days of fighting the virus and how one of our very own St. Elizabeth advisors made all the difference in Caley’s decision to enroll.
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