Keiser University Port St. Lucie campus graduates Amanda Bermudez and Jennifer Johnson were recently among seven Sebastian River Medical Center students to travel to Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Massachusetts to assist COVID19 patients. The Keiser 2018 Associate of Science in Nursing Cohort 15 graduates joined fellow Sebastian River Medical Center nurses for the assignment involving the hospital’s parent company Steward Health Care.
“Keiser delivered a top-notch education, as its academic material and clinical setting provided me with a great experience for real-world nursing,” said Bermudez who earned her Registered Nurse Associate of Science Degree at Keiser and is now pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. When asked what she would recommend to those interested in a career in the field, she recommended future nurses delve into Keiser University’s curriculum and apply for admission. “Be prepared to give it your best, and to put in a lot of study time and make sure that your heart and mind are in it for the right reasons – the desire to help others,” she said.
Johnson is thankful to Keiser University professors who helped prepare her for her current role. “My professors were instrumental in my success, as they guided me through the program, influenced my clinical path and also had a part in helping me secure my position at Sebastian River Medical Center,” she said.
Ranked as the third-largest number of COVID-19 cases in the nation and fourth in the number of deaths, Massachusetts had the third-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the nation, and the fourth-highest number of deaths.
Keiser University’s Bachelors of Science in Nursing program prepares graduates to provide compassionate, patient-centered, culturally competent nursing care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations in a variety of settings, using evidence-based knowledge and skills related to wellness, health promotion, illness, disease management, and end-of-life care to improve healthcare outcomes. They will practice in partnership with patients as members and leaders of interprofessional healthcare teams, utilizing the most current healthcare technologies. Successful completion of this program qualifies graduates to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam.