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Identify: Brianna Medeiros

Class Yr: 2012

Title: Brianna Medeiros, APRN, NNP-BC

Group Identify: Ladies & Infants Hospital


1. In a single sentence, what does your job entail?

I’m a Nurse Practitioner within the Neonatal ICU (NICU) the place I handle affected person care, attend deliveries and carry out resuscitative duties, carry out varied procedures, seek the advice of with specialists, and most significantly help sufferers and their households all through their NICU keep.


2. What deliberate and unplanned occasions linked you to your trade and your first employer after Holy Cross? How did you be taught/resolve it was an excellent match for you? 

For so long as I can keep in mind, I used to be all the time fascinated with a profession within the medical subject, and deliberate to work carefully with youngsters and households. Whereas at Holy Cross, I took all the pre-medical necessities and in my senior yr, participated within the Internship Program the place I spent a semester shadowing professionals within the NICU at UMass Memorial Hospital. After this expertise, I knew that working within the NICU was my calling. I spent the primary yr after commencement working in scientific analysis at Rhode Island Hospital whereas considering my future plans. Throughout that point, I found that I used to be fascinated with extra of a “hands-on” function, much like that of the nurses, so the following step for me was enrolling in nursing college. I graduated in 2015 with my RN and instantly utilized to each NICU job I might discover, which led me on a cross-country transfer to Arizona the place they employed me as a new-grad RN. After a yr of expertise, I moved again to the Boston space and continued working as a NICU RN. As time elapsed, I knew that I needed to have the ability to do extra by way of each affected person administration and hands-on expertise corresponding to procedures and resuscitations. In 2021 I graduated from the College of Connecticut as a Nurse Practitioner with my Grasp’s Diploma specializing in Neonatal Medication. Total, I knew previous to Holy Cross that I needed to pursue a profession in drugs however it was by means of the totally different experiences each on and off campus that my path advanced into the profession that I now have.


3. What had been you concerned in if you had been on campus?

I participated in plenty of totally different actions, together with Novice Crew, SPUD, Eco-Motion, Campus Ministry, 4 years of spring break service journeys, and the Tanzania immersion journey.


4. What was your main and the way did it have an effect on your profession choices?

My main was Psychology and I used to be on the pre-medical monitor. I discovered Psychology to be very attention-grabbing and I believed that it might support me properly in my profession as a medical supplier. The pre-medical programs had been very rigorous and I discovered myself much less fascinated with medical college and extra fascinated with different medical careers as time progressed. In hindsight, it was one of the best case situation as a result of it led me to the profession that I’m extremely pleased with and affords me an exquisite work-life stability that I don’t consider I might have if I selected to maneuver ahead with medical college.


5. What are one or two expertise that you simply developed at Holy Cross that you simply use in your work?

Teamwork and a way of group/compassion for others outlined most actions at Holy Cross, each educational and social. Teamwork was important throughout labs, group initiatives, and for profitable learning. A way of group was current in all facets of campus life, from the extracurricular actions (e.g. SPUD) to campus ministry, spring break immersions, and sporting occasions. As a Nurse Practitioner, I’m fully depending on teamwork and collaborate with nurses, respiratory therapists, physicians, social employees, and so many others every day; and naturally compassion for others is the muse of all (high quality) medical care.


6. What recommendation do you might have for college students on campus at this time?

Benefit from the time you might have on the Hill as a result of it goes by so extremely quick and benefit from particular alternatives you might have whereas there. To at the present time I remorse not learning overseas and in hindsight it might have been so worthwhile to spend that point even when it meant not ending all of my pre-medical necessities. In the end, I didn’t want them anyway! In case you are not sure about what you need to do in your profession, use the alternatives that HC supplies to discover – benefit from the Internship and networking alternatives. There can be loads of time after commencement to determine your subsequent steps, however there are such a lot of alternatives on the Hill that you simply can’t take with you after you allow.

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