Haley Spurlock – Student Highlight

Meet Nursing Student Haley Spurlock

Haley Spurlock - Student HighlightHaley Spurlock is a nursing student at East Ohio College. With East Ohio College’s accelerated nursing program, Haley will graduate with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing in just eighteen months, which will equip her to take the NCLEX to take her registered nurse* license. When asked about her previous college experience, she explained, “I attended West Liberty University, then West Virginia Community College to get my patient care technician certificate.”

Before deciding to attend East Ohio College, Haley was working as a CNA in a nursing home. When asked why she chose to attend East Ohio College, she said, “For the accelerated 18-month program and my familiarity with the area.” When asked why she chose the nursing program, she stated, “I started nursing school previously and never finished. I always wanted to be in the healthcare field.”

Haley says that her favorite part of attending East Ohio College is the faculty and staff, and her favorite instructor is Amanda Bednarek: “Mrs. Bednarek and all the nursing fundamental classes. She’s funny and always willing to help.” Haley says that her ideal job after graduation is to be an emergency room nurse or a life flight nurse.

The role of a life flight nurse involves administering advanced medical treatments and interventions, stabilizing patients in critical condition, and ensuring their safety during high-pressure and time-sensitive situations. With their unwavering commitment to patient care and ability to adapt to challenging environments, life-flight nurses are pivotal in delivering timely and life-saving healthcare to those who need it most.

The modern era has seen remarkable advancements in healthcare technology, and nursing has embraced these innovations. Nurses utilize cutting-edge technologies to enhance patient care, from electronic health records to telemedicine and robotic assistance. These technological integrations have empowered nurses to monitor patients remotely, deliver treatments more efficiently, and participate actively in healthcare teams. Nurses have become pillars of the healthcare ecosystem, blending their expertise with technology to provide comprehensive and compassionate care. If you are considering becoming a nurse, we have compiled tips to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance; read how in our blog, 5 Tips to Help Nurses Achieve Work-Life Balance.

When asked how she would like her life in five years, Haley explained, “I would like to own a home and be financially comfortable.” She also says that she would refer a friend to East Ohio College: “Everyone is extremely welcoming and willing to help.” Outside class, Haley enjoys watching true crime shows and spending time with her three cats, friends, and family.

Ready to take the next step toward your dream career? Request Information from East Ohio College today and discover the possibilities awaiting you.

*Passing the NCLEX-RN exam is required to become a Registered Nurse.