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Katie Ellefson, RN, BSN (’16), Joanna Kaiser, RN, BSN (’15), and Annamaria Masteller, RN, BSN (’16) Katie Ellefson, RN, BSN (’16), Joanna Kaiser, RN, BSN (’15), and Annamaria Masteller, RN, BSN (’16)

A new article in the Arlington Catholic Herald, Health care workers share what it’s like to treat COVID-19 patients, features two of three alumnae nurses recently profiled on this blog, Katie Ellefson, RN, BSN (’16), and Annamaria Masteller, RN, BSN (’16).

“Annamaria Masteller’s nursing career began March 23, 2020,” begins reporter Zoey Maraist. “She had expected her first year of nursing to be challenging, but she hadn’t expected to start at Inova Fairfax Hospital during a global pandemic.”

In the story, both of the new nurses reflect on how the Faith informs their work and brings them solace as they battle the pandemic. “We are given countless opportunities every shift to brighten the lives of patients. And that makes my job very rewarding,” says Miss Ellefson. Adds Miss Masteller, “I just don’t know how I would do it if I didn’t have this understanding that God is in control. … I feel like I have this little secret that I get to take with me every day, that I have this huge, powerful God on my side even though I’m just this new nurse.”

The full story is available via the Catholic Herald website.