Alumni Spotlight

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.
Published: 11-08-2017
Joshua VanZant
This is where St. Elizabeth School of Nursing paid dividends. We did so many med-surg (medical-surgical) clinicals, and we did so many specialty clinicals. When I came in, I had workers on my floor who went to schools from every conference in the country. At St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, we had a much better curriculum, and I had a lot more clinical hours than others had. I probably had double the clinical hours compared to my peers.