In fall 2016, CUAA launched a new School of Nursing and began to make good on a strategic university vision to prepare more Christ inspired nurses for the Church and world.


Following the December 2018 commencement, the university began to see the first fruits of this effort with its inaugural cohort of nursing graduates out in the field. Meet a few of CUAA’s first-ever school of nursing graduates and learn about their current positions as compassionate caretakers, an embodiment of Concordia’s mission to develop students in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world.

Aubrey AlfanoAubrey Alfano

Hemlock, MI

Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital

Registered Nurse

Learn more about Aubrey

 

 

 

Kaylee NelsonKaylee Nelson

Taylor, MI

Beaumont Farmington

Registered Nurse, Emergency Room

Learn more about Kaylee

 

 

 

Emily WoodsEmily Woods

Ida, MI

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor

Registered Nurse, Emergency Room

Learn more about Emily

 

 

 

Kennedi LongKennedi Long

Ypsilanti, MI

Beaumont Health

Registered Nurse, ICU 

Learn more about Kennedi

 

 

 

Kayla KnasiakKayla Knasiak

Manchester, MI

University of Michigan Hospital

Registered Nurse

Learn more about Kayla

 

 

 

Olivia GreeneOlivia Greene

Manchester, MI

University of Michigan Hospital

Registered Nurse

Learn more about Olivia

 

 

 

Samantha SouthwellSamantha Southwell

Howell, MI

University of Michigan/ Michigan Medicine

Registered Nurse, Operating Room

Learn more about Samantha

 

 

 

Learn more about CUAA’s school of nursing at www.cuaa.edu/nursing.

— Photography by Kelly Cieslak (’13)

If this story has inspired you, why not explore how you can help further Concordia's mission through giving.