Educating NextGen Health Professionals

14 Feb 2020


Rachael McGraw has big plans. And they’re not just for herself.

In December, she graduated from St. Catherine University in St. Paul with a master’s degree in nursing education. As McGraw talks about her studies, it becomes clear that this is about more than a career choice.

“We know that the care nurses give makes a difference, not only in how healthy patients are, but how healthy they feel,” McGraw says. Nursing, she notes, “is a science, but it’s also a caring art.” In addition to upper-level classes in disciplines that include physiology and pharmacology, her coursework also addressed questions such as: “What are the caring and the ethics and the passion that drive our work? And, of course, how do we teach that?”

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