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Brittany Bellardino, PHHS '16 and Penn State University '20

Senior Spotlight, May 29

On May 9th I graduated from The Pennsylvania State University, as I successfully completed my Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Throughout four incredible years at Penn State, I acquired three years of patient care, totaling to over 700 hours of clinical experience. I was a member of both the Student Nurses’ Association at Penn State (SNAP) and the Kappa Delta Sorority. Both organizations participated to raise millions of dollars at Penn State’s THON. As a junior, I was a Teaching Assistant for the Fundamentals of Nursing sophomore class. Last summer, I was offered the opportunity to participate in the Nurse Externship Program at Morristown Medical Center on the Cardiac Access/Observational Unit where I cared for patients with cardiac illnesses. Senior year, I resided at The Penn State Hershey Medical Center, in which I had the privilege of gaining experience in multiple intensive care units. I completed my Senior Capstone at this facility on the Heart and Vascular Critical Care Unit. Beginning in August, I have the honor to start working at the prestigious organization of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland on the Surgical Intensive Care Unit as a Registered Nurse. In the future, I plan to attend graduate school and become a Cardiac Nurse Practitioner.

"To me, being a nurse means having an innate ability and passion for helping and saving the lives of others. It is a selfless profession that fosters trust, kindness and compassion that leaves lasting impressions on others."

Nominated By: Taylor Bellardino

Brittany accepted a nursing position at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit beginning in August. Brittany received many accolades during her nursing education at The Pennsylvania State University, graduating top of her nursing class, and had a summer externship in the Cardiac Access Unit at Morristown Memorial Hospital.

"One of the patients Brittany worked with noted that 'the care and patience you had for me was extraordinary, you will become an exceptional nurse'."

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