Registered nurses balancing work with their studies at Rowan University found themselves on the front lines of the pandemic last semester. Their experiences in hospitals, nursing homes and clinics tested their resiliency.
“They came out like champions,” said Dr. Mary Ellen Santucci, a registered nurse and chair of the Department of Nursing at Rowan’s School of Health Professions. Despite overwhelming workloads, most students completed their courses.
“I’m in total awe of what they managed to do,” Santucci said. “It shows you their dedication to their education, as well as to their patient care.”