Meet a Nursing Student

Rachel Lehouillier

Rachel Lehouillier

Class of '15

School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Rachel Lehouillier ’15 of Belchertown, Mass., can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to be a nurse.

Lehouillier always admired her aunts and cousins who were nurses, and she witnessed the satisfaction they gained from helping patients every day. She wanted to follow in their footsteps. And Elms College has given her a strong foundation for her dream: As a very recent nursing graduate, she is on her way to the family nurse practitioner master’s program at Boston College.

Majoring in nursing keeps students extremely busy, but Lehouillier used time-management techniques to succeed both academically and athletically. She even was named to the NECC (New England Collegiate Conference) Academic All-Conference team in her senior year, an honor that requires student-athletes to post a minimum GPA of 3.4.

Although sports and school crowded Lehouillier’s schedule, she still found time to get involved on campus in other ways. She was copresident of the Student Nurses Association, for which she organized the toy-donation drive at Christmas. She also helped with blood drives every semester and a bone-marrow drive.

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David Paier

Salvatore Dimino

Class of '13

School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

When nursing student Salvatore Dimino ’13 was enrolled in NUR 221 Fundamentals of Nursing as sophomores, his instructor–Associate Professor Janet Moore, Ph.D., R.N., G.C.N.S.–recognized opportunities for improving the way patients’ medications were handled at one of the clinical sites. Working closely with Dr. Moore, Sal and fellow student David Paier ’13 began developing a quality improvement project for the site during the spring 2011 semester.

While the project was of great use to the site, it was an even better experience for Sal and David. They were chosen to present the project at the Scholarship Day conference for Beta Zeta chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International. More than 175 nurses, faculty, and students from Elms College, University of Massachusetts, and American International College were in attendance.

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