Nursing student receives $1,000 Student Engagement Network grant

headshot of nursing student Abryel约翰逊

Abryel约翰逊, a fourth-year nursing student at bet36体育平台, 收到了1美元吗,000 Student Engagement Network grant from the University, which she will use during a shadowing/mentorship co-curricular opportunity with VNA 首页 Health.


多莫尔总督,爸爸. — Abryel约翰逊, a fourth-year nursing student in the Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing at bet36体育平台 will shadow Mike Evans, the assistant dean of undergraduate nursing at the Commonwealth Campuses, in a home-health environment after receiving a $1,000 Student Engagement Network (SEN) grant.

“Going to college is important to me because I wanted to create a future for myself where I love what I do and also make a difference — and I feel nursing is the perfect path for me to accomplish this,约翰逊说, adding that when she found out she was a recipient of this year’s SEN grant, she felt immediately grateful. “Anyone who has been or supported someone who has attended college knows that there are many expenses that come along with it and receiving this grant has given me support to help further my nursing skills and have an 经验 that gives me so much insight and knowledge I may not have gotten otherwise."

Johnson will shadow Evans at the 访问ing Nurses Association (VNA) 首页 Health, a visiting nurse association of Lackawanna County and surrounding communities.

"I am looking forward to getting to see nursing care in the setting of someone’s home," Johnson said. "As of now, most clinical 经验s are in a hospital setting, so this 经验 is new to me. I look forward to stepping outside of my comfort zone and experiencing something that will allow me to work on and expand upon new skills.”

Evans said that Johnson is “a joy to work with, 因为她很热情, 上进心强,渴望学习,” adding that this type of co-curricular 经验 allows her to receive an immersive 经验 in home health nursing, which is a growing area of health care. 通过这次经历, Evans said he hopes that Johnson learns how to better provide person-centered compassionate care in a home setting to persons in need.

Johnson said she appreciates the opportunities our campus’ nursing degree program gives to students. 

Throughout my time in this program, we have been offered many opportunities to expand on skill inside and outside the classroom. 技能实验室, 学术成功会议, and guest speakers are just some of the opportunities that are offered to us. These opportunities allow us to gain knowledge, 经验, and skills to make us prepared for boards and as we near becoming RNs.

—Abryel约翰逊 , Fourth-year nursing student at bet36体育平台

Aside from receiving the SEN Grant, Johnson has also been recognized on the dean’s list throughout her time at bet36体育平台, received the Grace Keen Memorial Scholarship and serves a student representative for the Student Nurses Association (SNA).

She said she hopes to pursue a nursing career in a hospice setting after graduation, but that through different clinical 经验s, she is open to working in other specialty areas as well.