Finding the “click”

Well I’ve survived one term of my program and I can happily say that I’m 1/5 of a nurse! I’m excited and nervous to start term #2 and anxious to get into the hospital this time around. I...

The Summer of Snacks

Summer vacation is essentially over for me; my children went back to school a few weeks ago and I was ready for them to go.    In October, when the full impact of school, homework, and...

The competition is over

An anonymous author once said, “It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit. ” To this author I must inquire: were you also a nursing student? On the...

First lessons in Nursing School

 It’s hard to believe that my first 6 weeks of nursing school are already over! I feel like the amount of information my brain has taken in already is enormous. It’s stressful and...

Continue to be extraordinary

  Thanks to Laurel Hallock Koppelman, F.N.P., M.N., a recent family nurse practitoner graduate of the School of Nursing, for sharing her parting words to the FNP 2013 graduating class...

Commencement Post…and Speech!

It's been such a pleasure to write for the Student Speak blog this year. I am incredibly impressed by the innovative and inspiring words my colleagues present. I thought I'd make my final post...

Building myself towards a “culture of public health”

In a “former life” as an emergency preparedness specialist with the Red Cross, part of my job was to educate community members on everyday practices that can support their preparedness for...

Passionate about nursing

I was honored to participate in the OHSU School of Nursing video.  I am passionate and committed to the nursing profession and I am overjoyed to be a part of the one of the best nursing programs...

My Day Through the Lens of Public Health

Unless your workplace is having a snow day or you brought an incredible lunch to look forward to - Mondays tend to be a bit of a bummer. As we all push through the daily grind – I try to...

I survived ACLS

“Your patient is a 58 year old male presenting with chest pain 8/10, pulse is 190, BP 80/70 and respirations 20,” the instructor said. “Suddenly he snorts and collapses; you see this...