Category: Nursing

Piedmont Athens Nursing Student Plans Career Dedicated to Helping Others Feel Safe, Supported

A few years ago, Piedmont Athens student Trent Parks had a surgery, became ill, and missed several weeks of school. He fully recovered, but his ordeal forever changed the course of his life. Now, Parks is studying nursing at Piedmont University’s Athens campus. “Because of the nurses who helped me, I knew there was always…

Piedmont Athens Student Finds Her Way: ‘I’m Going to Be a Nurse … to Help People’

Some college students enroll knowing their major, their future career, exactly what they will do after graduation. Others need a little more time to make those big decisions. Such was the case for Katy Ogle, who transferred to Piedmont University’s Athens campus in August, and soon realized what she wants to do in life. “I’m…

An Experienced Midwife, New Nursing Professor Now Aims to Deliver High-Quality Education

In her career as a midwife, Anthonia Anukam estimates she has delivered more than 1,000 babies. As a member of Piedmont University’s nursing faculty, she now aims to deliver something else: high-quality education that will transform students into high-performing healthcare professionals. “Nursing is a sacred community,” Anukam said. “As nurses, we must recognize that so…

Jasmine Sanchez Overcame Challenges to Earn Nursing Degree

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Piedmont University promises students a personalized educational experience, marked by small class sizes and close relationships with their instructors. Jasmine Sanchez is proof of just how powerful that combination can be. “My life changed here at Piedmont. I learned to never give up, and I learned it’s OK to ask for help,” said Sanchez, who…

Nursing students’ perseverance celebrated at Athens, Demorest events

Piedmont University nursing students were applauded as they entered the space where a “Heroes Learn Here” pizza party was about to start. Faculty from the R.H. Daniel School of Nursing wanted to celebrate their perseverance and success. “We put this lunch together to acknowledge that we know you have been out on the frontlines giving…