Posts by richardc

A sad farewell and a happy new beginning, even during COVID

by Kelly Soto It is so hard to believe that three years have passed since I first began my nursing journey here at OHSU and now it is coming to a close. It has been the greatest pleasure for...

Left to right: My friends Anna Burkey, XiYuan Pang and I in December 2017.

Doernbecher 10S: A Unit of Hope and Little Heroes

By Kelly Soto (featured photo above: Left to right: My friends Anna Burkey, XiYuan Pang and I in December 2017.) Three years ago at the beginning of my nursing program, a couple of...

Volunteering for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief

  Our Guest post today is from Valerie Spear, PMHNP-BC and DNP Class of 2018. Valerie recently graduated from the Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program at OHSU and is...

Finding support

  Our guest post today is from Sarah, a graduate of the OHSU School of Nursing's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Master's program this past June. She is currently finishing her Doctor of Nursing...

Through the eyes of a “difficult” patient

During shift change you get a hand-off on one of your patients, “a 68 year old Chinese man who was admitted again for fluid over load because he continues to be noncompliant with his medications...

So you want me to climb Everest?

I was lucky enough to attend the annual OSNA Convention at PCC Sylvania where nursing students from programs all over Oregon came to expand their horizons as future or current nurses. There were...

Finding ohana at OHSU

Having attended the University of California, Los Angeles for my first degree, I was initially drawn to Oregon Health & Science University for its reputation as one of the nation’s leading...

Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership (VANAP)

StudentSpeak is pleased to present this guest post by Jason Warren. Jason is a Senior Nursing student at OHSU and Student Nurse Technician (SNT) at the VA Portland Health Care System. Jason...

Shaping My Nursing Career

StudentSpeak is pleased to offer this guest post from Randi Powell. Randi graduated from SOU with a degree in Cultural Anthropology and International Studies in 2011. Her passion for working with...

Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action National Summit

StudentSpeak is pleased to offer this guest post from Jake Creviston, a current Doctor of Nursing Practice Student at the OHSU School of Nursing. After a stint as a search and rescue boat captain in...