Karrah Hurd '13N

Karrah Hurd '13N

Bachelor of Science 2013 School of Nursing (Major: Nursing)

  • Staff Nurse, Short Stay, Medical-Surgical Unit Executive Board Member, Rochester Academy of Medicine Co-Founder, Primary Care Progress, UR Chapter
  • In addition to being an RN at Strong Memorial Hospital, Karrah serves on the Rochester Academy of Medicine (ROAM) executive board and co-chairs the UR chapter of Primary Care Progress. She is the first nursing student on the RAOM executive board—open only to doctors until a change in policy last year.
  • In 2014, she co-founded the UR chapter of Primary Care Progress (PCP), the first in the country to include both nursing and medical students. The national organization aims to revitalize the primary care system by mobilizing students across professions to lead, innovate, and advocate for improvements.
  • "If we can learn to work together at the student level, we will be more effective teams when we care for patients," said Karrah, who is studying to become a family nurse practitioner and hopes to one day be an administrator and teacher. "The future of health care depends upon our ability to break from old patterns, and create something better."

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