The Challenges and Joys of Nursing

Rebekah Penton DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC

Alumni of the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston (UTMB) School of Nursing

“Becoming a nurse is not just a career choice; it is a life choice. You will need to stay informed of current research, provide direct care to patients and be involved in policy change to create a better health care system.”

Rick Knochel, RN

Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Graduate, Class of 2011

“Follow a nurse for a day and you will quickly understand why they invest money in quality shoes. Nurses are always on their feet and constantly moving.”

Theresa “TJ” Lovdal, RN, BSN

CCRN Clinician III, Medical Intensive Care Unit University of Virginia Medical Center Daisy Award Winner

“Nursing provides me the opportunity to show love to people in their scariest, darkest moments and to care for patients no matter who they are. We are with them and their families through good times and bad.”

Diane Yeager, RN

Founder, EHR Tutor

“I wanted to be that nursing instructor who opens the student’s eyes to the wonders of caring for others and the fulfillment that comes with it. I feel fortunate that I made that decision.”

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