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G R A N D F AT H E R ' S
Amanda Weber***

Matthew Wise**

Alan-Michael Ziegler**

STETHOSCOPE & STORIES
S PA R K I N T E R E S T I N N U R S I N G
By Dana Brandorff

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Jordan Zwart***

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE TRADITIONAL PATHWAY

William Hoppe***
(August 2020)

Parisa Ghamari
(December 2020)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE RN TO BS PATHWAY
CANDIDATES FOR DEGREE DECEMBER 2020
AUGUST 2020

Brianna Dickerson**
Goma Gurung**
Sakriya Gurung***
Lydia Ko**
Rachel Rice***
Rachel Shapiro*
DECEMBER 2020

Bryan Arnold***
Suzanne Austin***
Elizabeth Burch***
Rebekah Cano**
Elise Cody**
Katherine Gottlieb***

Diana Hamp***
Julia Hanson***
Katherine Hodge***
Meggan Langan***
Eirin MacLaren**
Michael Morgan***
Tabitha Paull*
Molly Robertz***
Paige Sanders***
Lauren E. Smith***
Alyssa Snedaker***
Nicole Stephens***
Stareen Velarde*
Amanda Wilmoth
Jennifer Yurechko***
Sarah Zeigler
Xuyan Zheng

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y grandfather was a general surgeon, so I grew up
around a medical mind and hearing his incredible
stories, " said Renee Andrews. " I was probably two
years old when Poppa Doc had me try his stethoscope
for the first time. I was amazed when I could hear his
heart beat so clearly. " That memory stuck with her over the years and
was likely the first spark for her interest in medicine.
" Before my bachelor's degrees, I was convinced I wanted to be an MD in
cognitive neuroscience, " said Andrews. For many years that was the path she
was on. While obtaining her BA in Spanish and BS in Biology/Psychology, she
was heavily involved in research - shadowing neurosurgeons and doctors. " It
became evident it wasn't exactly what I wanted. "
Andrews can't stress enough the importance of working in the field
that you think you want to pursue. " I would have spent years earning
a medical degree only to discover that it wasn't what I wanted. How
disappointing that would be, " she said. During her time shadowing, she
realized how much more of a people person she is than she thought. " I
wanted more human contact, " Andrews said.
She took a step back, earned her EMT license, and began working in
the emergency department. " I saw first-hand the different roles there are
in health care and that nurses seem to connect more on a personal level
with their patients than other professions. "
As an EMT, she supported the nurses - starting EKGs, IVs, wound
care, stabilizing the patients, and triaging them to the next level. " It was
interesting to see the unique roles each member of the team played and
the similarities and differences
of each, " she said. To Andrews,
the EMT role was similar to
the physician - both very taskoriented. Each would jump into a
room, get a task completed, and
move on quickly. " The nurses
seemed to spend more time
talking with the patient and the
families, which appealed to me. "
Acknowledging that the
distinct roles are necessary to
provide quality care, Andrews
said, " While doctors are
amazing, nursing is just a better
fit for me. "



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