Julia Meunnich Cowell, '68, and Mackenzie Wessel
I was surprised to learn Julia attended the college way before online courses were available. I didn’t take into consideration that online learning is fairly new, even though it’s my current lifeline, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, classes seem to be the same today as they were—still strong in theory, research and public health. I also learned Julia has a strong interest in nursing research that she's had since the beginning of her career, which is interesting because, before nursing school, I didn’t know nurses have a role in research. This conversation made me realize bedside nursing is not the only thing you can do with a nursing degree. It made me realize I can go so much farther with this degree. One lesson I learned is that nursing is challenging, but anyone with passion and determination for it can achieve their goals.