Blog posts tagged in Nursing heroes
Demonstrating a dedication to their calling even before entering the workforce, Cami Abernethy and Alissa Boyle made a decision almost eight months ago that has since left them forever changed.
In the morning darkness of February 20, 2012, an SUV came to a stop on its side with its roof facing on-coming traffic, blocking the left lane of I-79S in Perry Township, Pa. A local man had fallen asleep at the wheel and was unable to free himself from the vehicle.
Cami and Alissa, along with seven classmates and a professor, stopped at the scene even though they were en route to their clinical nursing studies in Morgantown, W. Va.
After pulling the stranger out of his vehicle through a hole in the windshield, the nursing students were assessing his medical condition when an oncoming tractor-trailer came barreling toward them. A few of the students quickly realized...
A profound, life-changing chain of events reveals that heroes exist amongst us at Waynesburg University.
Nine recent nursing graduates and an associate professor of nursing became heroes in the eyes of many when, after stopping to rescue a man struggling to escape from his overturned SUV as numerous vehicles swerved by him, an unanticipated turn of events forced them to rescue each other.
“The students rose to the occasion and recognized that life is a gift from God,” said Nancy Mosser, chair of the Nursing Department at Waynesburg University. “The experience altered their lives and their outlook on life.”
It all started when the nurses-in-training followed their calling to serve and to heal.
In the morning darkness of February 20, 2012, an SUV come to a stop on its side with its roof facing on-coming traffic, blocking the left lane of I-79S in Perry Township, Pa.
Derek Hartzog, 21, of...