Emily Woods

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.

Emily Woods (’18)

Hometown: Ida, MI

Current position: Registered Nurse, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Ann Arbor (Emergency Room)

What was your favorite nursing course at CUAA?


What is your dream area of nursing specialty?


What is your favorite memory from your time as a nursing student at CUAA?

Being on a first name basis with professors.

In your opinion, what makes CUAA’s nursing program different than other schools’?

Friendliness and willingness to help by professors and students.

What is one piece of advice you would give to a prospective CUAA nursing student?

Put in the work and before you know it every late night will pay off!

Click here to meet more Alpha class members and see what they’re up to!

— Photography by Kelly Cieslak (’13)

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