Karina Ochoa ’20

Novo Nordisk Scholars Program
Felician University
Major: Nursing

For Karina Ochoa ’20, the past year’s clinicals, a core component of nursing education, brought many firsts. “I aspirated secretions from a tracheotomy for the first time. I administered medications for the first time to a real patient. I performed head-to-toe assessments,” she said. In addition to gaining clinical experience, she helped fellow nursing students by tutoring and took part in a presentation to help patients with mental illness develop coping skills. This scholarship will help her continue to enjoy the hands-on learning experiences that improve her nursing skills, as well as her communication and teamworking abilities.