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Title: Brianna Medeiros

Class Yr: 2012

Title: Brianna Medeiros, APRN, NNP-BC

Group Title: 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 assist sufferers and their households all through their NICU keep.


2. What deliberate and unplanned occasions related you to your business and your first employer after Holy Cross? How did you be taught/determine it was a very good match for you? 

For so long as I can keep in mind, I used to be at all times focused on a profession within the medical discipline, and deliberate to work intently with kids and households. Whereas at Holy Cross, I took the entire pre-medical necessities and in my senior 12 months, 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 12 months 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 focused on extra of a “hands-on” position, much like that of the nurses, so the following step for me was enrolling in nursing faculty. 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 12 months of expertise, I moved again to the Boston space and continued working as a NICU RN. As time elapsed, I knew that I wished to have the ability to do extra by way of each affected person administration and hands-on expertise akin 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 Drugs. Total, I knew previous to Holy Cross that I wished to pursue a profession in medication however it was by way of the totally different experiences each on and off campus that my path developed into the profession that I now have.


3. What have been you concerned in whenever you have been on campus?

I participated in quite a lot 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 observe. I discovered Psychology to be very fascinating and I believed that it might help me nicely in my profession as a medical supplier. The pre-medical programs have been very rigorous and I discovered myself much less focused on medical faculty and extra focused on different medical careers as time progressed. In hindsight, it was the most effective case state of affairs 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’d have if I selected to maneuver ahead with medical faculty.


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 points 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 utterly 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 inspiration of all (high quality) medical care.


6. What recommendation do you may have for college students on campus at the moment?

Benefit from the time you may have on the Hill as a result of it goes by so extremely quick and make the most of particular alternatives you may have whereas there. To this present day 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. Finally, I didn’t want them anyway! In case you are uncertain about what you wish to do in your profession, use the alternatives that HC offers to discover – make the most of the Internship and networking alternatives. There will probably 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 not take with you after you permit.

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