When Radford University nursing students graduate, that doesn’t mean they have left the campus behind. Quite the contrary. School of Nursing (SON) alumni and their employers would say they take a part of campus with them.
Felicia Murphy ‘08 wrote recently, “All the information and skills I learned in nursing school that I never thought I would use, I have used and then some. I have helped doctors put in orders correctly.” Now employed by the University of Virginia Health System, Murphy wrote to RU School of Nursing Director Kim Carter, “It’s just amazing when you apply and use everything. It makes me feel so empowered and effective in the care I provide my patients.”
More than 2,000 students have earned their nursing pins through the RU School of Nursing (SON), which is preparing to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Some have gone home to serve their local communities, while others have traveled overseas to meet global health care challenges. A great many, like Murphy, have stayed in touch with their classmates and faculty.