ALLIANCE, Ohio — On Wednesday, February 19, the University of Mount Union’s Student Nursing Association (SNA) hosted a career panel that invited nurses with different specialties to speak about their job, tasks and what their daily lives look like after graduating from nursing school.
The following are the 10 panelists and their respective specialties.
- Ainsley Wilber ‘18, BSN, RN, a NICU nurse
- Barbara Underwood, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM, OR educator
- Blake J. Hill, MSN, RN, COHN, occupational health nurse
- Carol Youngblood, BSN, RN, PACU nurse
- Debbie Giannone, FNP-BC, nurse practitioner at the Federal Correctional Institution of Elkton
- Janine Smith ‘18, BSN, RN, charge nurse in the Alliance Emergency Department
- Kimberly Landsberger, RN, BSN, WCC, CHT, RN program director
- Melanie M. Morris, MBA, BSN, RN, NPD-BC, CCRN-K, TNCC, legal nurse consultant
- Olivia Campagna ‘19, BSN, RN, oncology nurse
- Shari Price, BSN, RN, hyperbaric chamber nurse
More than 40 of Mount’s students involved in the Department of Nursing attended the event and gained useful information about what their futures hold after graduation. Attendees stated that panel members did an exceptional job of providing insight and answering questions that students had. Many members of SNA who were able to attend had positive things to say about their experience with the panel.
“It was super helpful to hear about all the different types of nursing specialties and careers out there and what their days are like,” said Suzanne Lish ‘21, nursing major of Hampton, Pennsylvania.
"The career panel was an amazing time,” said Erica Williams ‘22, a nursing major of Parma Heights, Ohio. “It's always great to hear from nurses who have had time in their field to get an idea of the pros and cons of their specialty so that I can begin to match my own feelings toward a specialty I feel would fit myself.”