With COVID-19 changing the education and health care landscape, Kelley found herself in a unique situation, having to change how she approached both of her jobs drastically. Transitioning all of her classes online while working shifts with the infectious disease response team was unexpected but rewarding.
“I balance it by reminding myself that people need me—my patients and my students, and I am blessed to be in a position to care for both of them,” she says.
Kelley also has a message for nursing students as well as 2020 graduates:
“Be strong,” she says, “and continue to persevere.”