Category: Nursing

Piedmont Helps Former Pharmacy Tech Become Nurse

Before becoming a Piedmont student, Marcus Buffington was a nationally certified pharmacy technician for CVS for eight years. After that, he took his pharmacological skills to the emergency department at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. Buffington was something of a detective in the ER, tracking down a patient’s medications when it appeared they might…

Connection Between Moms Leads to Alaskan Adventure for Piedmont Student

A birthday surprise for one student in Georgia turned into a months-long adventure in Alaska for another. It all started with connections made through Piedmont University’s private Facebook group for parents and families.  It was January, and Piedmont University student Lance James had a birthday coming up. It was his first so far away from…

New Piedmont University Nursing Lab Will Include Beds Provided by Habersham Medical Center

Piedmont University is constructing a new nursing skills lab that will be complete with hospital beds provided by longtime partner Habersham Medical Center. The lab will be located on the first floor of Daniel Hall on Piedmont’s Demorest campus. “We are thrilled to make this space available for our Nursing students. This lab will be…

Piedmont Nursing Students Land Summer Externships at Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown

Three Piedmont University Nursing students have secured summer externships at some of the nation’s most prestigious hospitals. Externships are training programs that nursing students complete between their third and fourth years of study. Students apply and must be accepted to externship programs. This year’s summer externships include: Abigail Judge, Cleveland Clinic; Summer Plachinski, Johns Hopkins Hospital;…

Two Soon-to-Be Piedmont Nursing Graduates Celebrate Recent Job Offers

Two soon-to-be Piedmont University Nursing graduates know where they’ll be working after they receive their degrees — and for both, their new jobs perfectly fit the lives they envision for themselves. “Piedmont’s rigorous nursing program is designed to produce highly qualified, highly sought-after graduates who are prepared to deliver the very best in patient care,”…

Piedmont University’s Annual Disaster Drill Set for March 23 at Demorest Campus

Piedmont University’s annual disaster drill, an elaborate, interdisciplinary training exercise that allows students to collaborate with local public safety agencies, will take place March 23. The scenario: Suspicious packages, possibly bombs, placed on the Demorest campus. “The disaster drill has grown tremendously in size, scope and realism over the past few years,” said Karen Greilich,…

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…