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Highlanders serving our communities: Radford University nursing students help with COVID vaccinations »
Radford University senior nursing students have been serving communities across southwest Virginia while engaging in unique, hands-on educational experiences at COVID-19 vaccination clinics.
When Radford University Carilion family nurse practitioner student Adwoa Agyekum migrated to the United States from Ghana 11 years ago, she had no idea she would find herself on the front lines of a global pandemic as it swept through southwest Virginia in 2020.
Radford University Carilion respiratory therapy student Milena Khodjaeva is no stranger to experiencing big life changes. Since she was a child, those changes have defined who she is and what path she would follow, including a move at 7 years old from Uzbekistan to the United States.
As a first-year student in the Radford University Carilion surgical technology program, Brian Kriever is dedicated to easing the fear and stress patients go through leading up to and during surgical procedures. His compassion comes from his personal experience.
Heading back to school at 46 wasn’t an easy decision for RUC Respiratory Therapy student Melissa Akers, but she knew that the long-term benefits of returning to school outweighed the short-term challenges she and her family would face. Learn more about Melissa’s path to becoming a Respiratory Therapist.
Andrea Tiller, R.N., B.S.N. ’19 followed her mother and grandmother into nursing, but she found her Radford Family and one of the best Schools of Nursing in the Commonwealth of Virginia in her own back yard.
Radford University Carilion Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing student Thomas Serebrov says, “I chose this profession because of a love of people and a desire to help carry them through difficult times.”
Radford University Carilion Emergency Services program student Mandy Thiede has been saving lives since she was 15 years old, working as a lifeguard. But, it was an incident when she was off duty that made her feel like she could truly make a career out of her life-saving skills.
At 12 years old, Trisha Vergara moved with her family from the Philippines to the United States. She did not speak English, making school and personal relationships outside of her family difficult, if not impossible. Now, as a senior respiratory therapy student at Radford University Carilion, Vergara uses those experiences often as she works with a variety of patients.
Faculty in our Public Health program have tips for how you can stay healthy this fall and winter!
Lauren Singley, a student in the Radford University Carilion Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, said that through the COVID-19 global pandemic, she and her classmates learned to adapt to the challenges they were presented with, just as nurses do in their everyday profession.