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Hope Megan '15 BSN, RN

Female nurse dressed in PPE at a hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

OR nurse, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, Atlanta, GA

March 30, 2020

It has been a very interesting experience working in the OR these past few weeks. I take care of patients as young as a day old to college age. My goal is to protect these patients from this virus and bring them the best care possible.

I was part of the first surgery for a suspected COVID case at my hospital. As a team, we looked out for each other and brought excellent care in such a scary situation.

Villanova Nursing has inspired me to follow my dream of becoming an OR nurse, to step out of my comfort zone and to never stop learning and challenging myself. Nurses have to be fearless, regardless of their patient’s circumstances. We have to be their advocate and provide them with the best care possible. Working in the OR of a pediatric hospital, I not only have to provide exceptional care to my young patients but I have to ease their fears and their families’ concerns. Building trust and having compassion, excellent communication and understanding were all concepts Villanova Nursing has taught me well.

I hope all Villanova nurses who are on the frontlines stay safe and healthy! 

I proudly wear the Villanova ‘V’ on my badge at work! 

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