Archive for February 5, 2018

Student Spotlight – Ann Craven

By Andy Goodell, Communications Manager
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Ann Craven

Ann Craven, of Monroe, Georgia, has seen her interest in nursing research flourish at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. That’s not all. Craven says that the Emory School of Nursing is a place where a metaphorical “no closed door” culture permeates. She says she feels free to explore many different roles important to the diverse field of nursing.

Craven is currently enrolled in the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program where she has found her nursing research mentor in Assistant Clinical Professor Linda Grabbe. In her time at the School of Nursing, Grabbe has taken her under her wing, teaching her everything she’s wanted to know about being a nursing researcher since her interest was piqued in this area.

“She is a life-long-learner, and her excitement for research, holistic health, and resiliency is contagious,” says Craven. “Dr. Grabbe is so passionate about education and the importance of studying areas such as resiliency, first responders’ health, stress, mindfulness, and so much more. Everyday her work directly impacts the lives of so many in the Atlanta community.”

The School of Nursing is a place where opportunities exist for Craven to grow throughout her career.

“I cannot imagine getting my BSN from any other school,” says Craven. “Emory’s School of Nursing creates an unparalleled learning environment in which I am challenged to work hard, develop professionalism, take leadership roles, and prepare for a career as a nurse.”

Craven is the recipient of a Josephine Malone scholarship through the Emory University Hospital Auxiliary. Students awarded the scholarship must enter their final year in nursing school in good academic standing. She says she couldn’t be more thankful for its impact on her education, which will help lead her on a meaningful career path.

When it comes to her personal career path, Craven says she plans to continue beyond her BSN degree toward a PhD or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in the future. A love for research and education continues to motivate her on this path.

Currently, Craven has taken on an important role in a pediatric emergency department, another passion she was able to explore at the Emory School of Nursing.

“Though I am starting out in pediatrics, I enjoy learning about and taking care of all populations, and I especially enjoy studying nurses’ health, stress, and resiliency,” says Craven.

Admitted Students Day fuels excitement about Emory Nursing

By Andy Goodell, Communications Manager
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Admitted Students Day is an opportunity for future students to really see what the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is all about. Two participants in Saturday’s event share thoughts on joining the Emory Nursing community and the nursing profession.

Jamie Dalton

Jamie Dalton, of Atlanta, attended Admitted Students Day with a keen interest in the ABSN program.

Dalton says she’s interested in attending the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing because she knows that she can become a confident, skilled nurse at the school. With her first bachelor’s degree being in Human Organization and Development, Dalton says she’s ready to explore her calling in nursing.

“I am ready to jump in with both feet on this new chapter in my life,” says Dalton. “I have the encouragement and support of my family and am ready to learn alongside other students with similar goals.”

Phoebe Chakshuvej, of Dunwoody, Georgia, attended Admitted Students Day, having a strong interest in the AMSN program at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

Chakshuvej says there are a number of things she admires about the School of Nursing including the fact that over 500 clinical sites are available to students and that the SON is ranked 4th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. She also noted that the 100% NCLEX pass rate has stoked her interest in the school.

Phoebe Chakshuvej

Chakshuvej’s interest in health care goes back to her high school days and has stayed with her through earning a BA in Nutrition. Chakchuvej adds that she’s looking forward to building friendships and making unforgettable memories in nursing school.

“In the summer following my freshman year of high school, I decided to volunteer at Northside Hospital,” says Chakshuvej. “The experience I had at Northside allowed me to discover my passion for preventative care and valuable health care service. I shadowed many professions and later realized in college that nursing was the best fitting career for my personality.”


Thank you to all who attended Admitted Students Day on Feb. 3. Keep watching this blog for more posts about those who attended this special day.