Michele Rehan

December 2014
Class of 2015


I believe this about nursing..."It encompasses serving all people. It is born of respect for individuals and grown by skill and service."

Nursing entails serving during the most significant moments of an individual's life: baby's first cry to a man's last breath. I believe nursing is serving a whole person: healing, caring and advocating. The act of nursing entails management, technical expertise and practical wisdom. I believe nursing is about growing every day, as a servant leader and as an individual.

Nurses are at the forefront of patient care. We are in a fortuitous position to grow as scholars and researchers. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation NCIN scholarship has enabled me to pursue a career in nursing. The RWJF believes in my ability to use a disadvantaged upbringing to create advantageous care for those I tend to. By supporting me now, the RWJF created a foundation for me to become a nurse researcher. I believe nursing is changing the world for the better. One awesome well trained nurse at a time.