Personal experience, passion to serve leads Fedoris to fitting career
This semester, the senior nursing major worked with pediatric patients and newly diagnosed diabetics at Jefferson Regional Hospital through her externship. She worked to educate about diabetes, a chronic disease that deals with high blood sugar levels and the clear misconceptions that children and youth might have.
“Taking care of yourself and believing that you can do well with diabetes is important, because if you don't, it will take advantage of your body,” Fedoris said. “Education and prevention are key.”
Fedoris strives to combine the knowledge and skills she's learned at Waynesburg University and throughout her clinical experience to service. She has worked as a diabetic counselor with Camp Crestfield, a Slippery Rock, Pa., Christian summer camp that offers camping experiences for diabetic youth, since the age of 17.
Her job as a Diabetic Counselor involves monitoring campers' diabetes during camp activities such as eating, hiking, swimming and sleeping. Her nursing experience allows her to check campers' blood sugars at night, and count their carbohydrate intake during the day.
By combining her passion for serving others with her advanced nursing knowledge and personal experience, Fedoris aims to live a full life while taking care of others.