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Nicole McJilton ’16 BSN, MS, APRN, FNP-C

Female nurse with long brown hair.

Nurse Practitioner
Georgetown Hospital’s Center for Wound Healing, Washington, DC

April 3, 2020

I actually just graduated as a FNP in December and started a new job at Georgetown Hospital’s Center for Wound Healing. We are one of the only outpatient clinics still running because our patient population is so fragile.

While this is one of the safer places to be during this pandemic, it is still nerve racking to be treating patients. You essentially have to treat each patient and coworker as if they have the virus.

I think the most difficult part is the unknown. Every day brings new challenges and I expect that I will be deployed to other areas of the hospital if/when things get bad. As terrifying as it is, I know that I’ve got an excellent education that will enable me to help patients at their most vulnerable times.

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