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Lehigh Carbon Community College

By Jordan Beach 

Reinhardt University’s second cohort of nursing graduates from the Cauble School of Nursing & Health Sciences is leaving Reinhardt 100 percent employed.

The second cohort is following in the footsteps of Cohort 1, who also graduated 100 percent employed in December 2019. 

The nursing field may look much different than anticipated when the student nurses entered the Cauble School as the second cohort, however, they will take on their role as caregivers to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, joining current healthcare professionals on the frontline.

“I am thankful and humbled that cohort two took the risk with us to build this school. I am so proud of their accomplishments and how they have already impacted and saved lives in this community,” said Dr. Linda Morgan, interim dean of the Cauble School of Nursing & Health Sciences. “I am thankful that they will be able to attain their goal and dream of becoming Registered Nurses, especially in this time when nurses are so desperately needed on the frontlines on this pandemic.”

Morgan feels fortunate to work with the clinical partners and facilities that provide Reinhardt student nurses with field experience that can lead to opportunities after completing their degree requirements.

“I am beyond grateful to all our clinical partners and the clinical facilities that have chosen to partner with us and recruited and hired our graduates,” said Morgan. “I am so comforted to know that these graduates will be in the community providing care.”

Reinhardt University offers all its students, including nursing students, a unique experience as a liberal arts university. Much of student’s success is attributed to the holistic education Reinhardt’s faculty offers across all disciplines.

The 11 Students in Cohort 2 will be working at the following healthcare facilities:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite – ED

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite – General Patient Care, Respiratory Floor

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston – PICU

Northside Cherokee – Maternal Newborn Unit

Northside Cherokee – Progressive Care Unit

Northside Cherokee Hospital – ED

Emory Decatur – ICU Step Down

Piedmont Mountainside – ICU

Piedmont Mountainside – Medical-Surgery unit