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.
Kennedi Long (’18)
Hometown: Ypsilanti, MI
Current position: Registered Nurse, Beaumont Health (ICU)
What was your favorite nursing course at CUAA?
Advanced concepts in perfusion
What is your dream area of nursing specialty?
What is your favorite memory from your time as a nursing student at CUAA?
The friendships I’ve made are my favorite.
Did you participate in a Mission Trip as a CUAA nursing student? If so, where to?
Yes. I went to Houston as well as Uganda.
In your opinion, what makes CUAA’s nursing program different than other schools’?
The compassion is what really makes CUAA’s nursing program different.
What is one piece of advice you would give to a prospective CUAA nursing student?
Work hard. Have fun. Find your passion.
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— Photography by Kelly Cieslak (’13)
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