Caroline Power '10
Learning about the vast differences between healthcare systems in different cultures during January Term 2009 inspired Caroline Power ’10 to look beyond her degree in Nursing. Along with a second degree in Spanish, Power was encouraged to learn more about nursing in different areas of the world. This summer, she will work as a nurse in a women’s shelter in Cusco, Peru.
“My ultimate goal is to become fluent in Spanish and acquire as much cultural knowledge as possible in order to promote communication and my overall care for a patient,” she says.
Along with her full course load of Nursing and Spanish studies, Power also participates in a number of campus organizations and philanthropic events. Through Hartwick’s Greek Life, she was able to organize 13 fundraising and community service events during the 2008 spring and fall semesters, including an annual haunted house fundraiser for arthritis research.
“The Hartwick Nursing program has taught me to push myself to always improve,” she says, “and I am proud of what I have accomplished and the knowledge I have acquired.”