Suzette Venturini graduated from KCC’s Nursing Program in 2019 and is now a registered nurse with Henry Ford Allegiance Health in Jackson.
She’s one of dozens of KCC Nursing alumni who less than a year after graduation are finding themselves on the front lines of an unprecedented battle against coronavirus.
Venturini, the mother of a young son, said it’s scary working in a hospital right now, where as a nurse as you could bring the virus home.
“Our family is also at risk of getting the virus,” she said, “especially with the global shortage of personal protective equipment.”
She hopes that people will heed warnings from public health officials to stay home, and that they’ll appreciate the work of those on the front line who, like her, are putting not only themselves but their families at risk to help people.
At work, she’s leaning on the training she had while a student at KCC.
“The training and education I received from KCC has prepared me for this situation,” Venturini said. “I am taking every preventative measure I learned from my professors and clinical instructors in order to prevent the spread of the virus and help flatten the curve of this current pandemic.”
Pictured above: Venturini as a KCC Nursing student in 2017.
Nursing at KCC
If you want a flexible, in-demand career that lets you help people and make a difference every day, nursing may be the career for you. Applications for KCC’s Full-Time and Part-Time Nursing programs are available now. Visit www.kellogg.edu/nursing for more information.