After retiring from the Army in 2014, William Piel and his family moved to Nassau County and he began his general education studies at the Keiser University Jacksonville Campus.  His goal was to attain his associates degree in nursing so he could work in the emergency room. In August of 2015 he began the nursing core classes with Cohort 19. After some setbacks and triumphs, William graduated in April 2017 with Cohort 20. Shortly thereafter, he successfully took the NCLEX licensing exam. William has currently been accepted into the Memorial Hospital StaRN New Graduate Nurse Residency program for the emergency department and is looking forward to the program starting in July.