Fran-U Nursing School Seniors will Graduate Early to Help COCID-19 Relief

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)– Nearly 40 students will graduate from nursing school a month early to join the front lines of the battle against covid-19. The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University School of Nursing will graduate 37 seniors on April 27th.

The senior students are focusing on excitement more than fear. “We won’t get the fancy graduation or the fancy pinning but knowing that we are going to be able to help our community when they need us most and we are going to provide this amazing service and help out all the other healthcare heroes out there. That’s enough,” Senior Student Madelyn Stuntz said.

Student Aimee Cangelosi said she feels more prepared now than ever to take on whatever challenges her nursing career may face. “I feel like we have been preparing for this, to get in the field of nursing for a while now, for a long time now,” Cangelosi said.

Stuntz told BRPROUD they will offer their gift at a time they are needed most. “Especially now, especially when we are dealing with something that is this huge. We really need to pull together as a community and as a family of healthcare professionals and be there for each other to get through this,” Stuntz said. “It’s all hands on deck, I think we all have to work as a team,” Cangelosi said.

The class of 2020 will be a part of a historical fight against an invisible enemy. “I feel really just grateful, and privileged to be able to be a part of something so big and to know the impact my classmates and I are going to have,” Stuntz said.

 

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