Nursing student savors day in the OR

Meet Stoney Lundin, a Bellarmine University accelerated nursing student from Portland, Oregon. Stoney chose Bellarmine’s program, even though it’s 2300 miles from his hometown.

The one-year accelerated second degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is specifically designed for the individual holding a bachelor’s degree in another field who is drawn to the rich and diverse experience that nursing offers.

And it’s perfect for out-of-towners who want a great accelerated program in nursing.

Stoney took a few moments out of his busy schedule to talk about the program and his plans

Q: Tell us about your favorite clinical experience in the program.
A: My 12-hour day in the OR and cardiac recovery unit. I met the patient as he was receiving anesthesia, watched his open heart surgery, assisted the nurse post-surgery in cardiac recovery and ended the day with the patient being extubated and returning to consciousness.

Q: What’s your favorite part of the program?
A: At this point I have had the ability to mingle with other members of the program. There are approximately 90 of us split into 3-4 sections. The class sizes are small and you shuffle around with different classmates each term. It has been great to have so many fellow students to share the experience with and get to know. 

Q: What are your future plans?
A: I plan to return to Oregon and find a job in the area of Cardiac Care or possible Veterans services.

Q: Is there anything you’d like to share with out-of-towners interested in the program?
A: Louisville is a great place to spend a year in an intense accelerated program. The Highlands neighborhood is a convenient location to attend class and to decompress when not in class. There are a number of hospital settings to rotate through while in clinicals. The city is full of friendly people.

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