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Our Nurse of the Week is Bethany Moore, a senior nursing student in the School of Nursing and Allied Health (SONAH) at Western Kentucky University (WKU), who has designed her college experience to allow her to receive her nursing degree while serving those closer to home. Her home is just across the border in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and she hopes to return there to work as a registered nurse after graduation.

Moore tells wku.edu, “The number one reason I chose WKU was because of the nursing program. They are well known for preparing their students for a successful career, and WKU was close enough to my hometown, without being too close.”

WKU’s nursing curriculum allows students to participate in simulations that imitate real-life situations and allow students to apply their classroom knowledge and build their skills. It also leaves room for error, allowing students to problem solve and make educated decisions for their patient in a simulated environment.

Moore currently works in a hospital as a nursing intern and has already applied her knowledge to real-life situations. She had a patient who had developed acute respiratory distress syndrome and had just completed a simulation with the same scenario a week before. Applying the knowledge and skills she gained in the simulation setting, Moore felt confident in contributing to the care of her patient in the real-world setting.

Moore hopes to continue her education in the future, to work toward a specialization in neonatal and pediatric care. To learn more about WKU senior nursing student Bethany Moore who designed her college experience to allow her to receive her nursing degree while serving those closer to home, visit here.

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