Five Tusculum University nursing graduates serving in NY to help fight COVID-19
Five Tusculum University nursing graduates are helping serve on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis in one of the hardest hit areas in the country.
A news release says students Calyn Kelly and Brianna Stine are currently serving with Krucial Staffing in New York, a national organization that supplies clinical and nonclinical staff to areas that need urgent assistance. Three additional students, Ansley Guerrero, Lynsey Hughes, and Madi Wesley have also flown to New York to help join the battle and are waiting to receive their first assignments.
“We are extremely proud of these professionals, who have taken their calling seriously and are showing their support for their fellow nurses and their dedication to the health and well-being of patients,” said Dr. Lori Anderson, dean of Tusculum’s School of Nursing. “They are embodying the principle of civic engagement, and we commend them for embracing the opportunity to help others during such a challenging period.”
“We want to be part of the front line and help patients and our fellow medical professionals right now,” said Guerrero, who has worked in an intensive care unit at Ballad Health. “That’s what we’re trained to do. I will bust my butt for 21 days and help as much as I can. We’re very team-oriented and felt it was important to come at a time of need.”
The release says the five will work 21 straight days, and will then receive an option to take a few days off before working another 21 straight days.
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