Article by Phoenix writer Olivia Cady ’26:
On Wednesday, November 16th, members of the Health Science Club welcomed Ms. Caldwell, a Catholic Health nurse from the American Nursing Association, to discuss nursing and the different medical fields within. Students had the opportunity to discuss the various potential professions as well as the benefits of being a part of the nursing business.
Health Care providers such as nurses are critical to everyday life. Nurses are often described as the backbone of the American healthcare system and provide critical care to the public. Due to their continuous efforts and hard work, they continue to make a difference in people’s lives every day.
Nursing involves many skills, such as time management, teamwork, and communication. They have many different responsibilities, including the performance of physical exams, provision of counseling and education, and coordination of further care with other healthcare professionals.
Questions were asked by both students and teachers, many of which inquired on how nurses remained strong during the pandemic and how they felt about their job.
Ms. Caldwell explained that nothing could have prepared nurses for what they saw. She expressed how despite the difficulty of risking her health for the well-being of others, many people aligned with the industry. “Many people encouraged us and rallied to show their support”
She also talked about how rewarding it is to be a healthcare worker. She expressed how being supportive and understanding can help a person while going through a difficult time in their life.
All are encouraged to pursue a career that suits them as the best version of themselves. If you possess an interest in nursing, check out the Health Science Club to learn more about the medical field.