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Cancer survivor makes a career change, inspired by nurses at hospital

Monday, July 30, 2012

Janelle Romandetto, a typical college student on track to completing a communication and psychology degree, returned home tired only to be diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia. While going through cancer treatment, Janelle spent her time in the hospital observing and interacting with the nurses that cared for her.

These nurses are the ones who inspired her to enter into an accelerated nursing program at her school. According to the article from, Janelle explains “I loved my doctors," she says, "but the nurses, they were the people who really cared for the patients. They were around all the time.” After completing her bachelor’s degree and finishing her treatment, Janelle entered into an accelerated nursing program including classes in microbiology, chemistry, pathology, and physiology. She explains, "I wanted to be a nurse as soon as possible.”

Janelle’s story is remarkable and inspiring. She shows us that it’s never too late to make a career change, especially when that career involves helping others. If you’re like Janelle and have decided that you want to make a difference in other peoples’ lives and have chosen a path to become an RN then let Rue Education help! For over 20 years Rue Education has been helping LPNs, LVNs, Paramedics and RTs bridge to become RNs.