Q&A with BAYADA Nurse and ACE alumnus
April 24, 2018
Kevin Lundell, BSN `13 is a BAYADA Nurse at BAYADA Home Health Care. He answers some quick questions about why he loves what he does and how Drexel prepared him to succeed.
What I love about my job: Getting to know my patients and the families in a one-on-one setting. I like that I’m able to advance in the company while having a flexible schedule. Achieving awards, such as through the BAYADA Presidential Scholarship Program, helped me continue my education, where I obtained my MSN and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification.
How Drexel prepared me: At Drexel, I received quality education that included hands-on training with the in-house simulation lab. It helped me apply what I learned in the books to real-life situations, as well as build my confidence with patients. Also, the wide range of specialties in the curriculum helped prepare me for anything that comes my way in the home.
What advice would you give your younger self? “Ignore the doubt and believe in yourself. Anything is achievable with enough planning and effort.”
Best career moment: The best moment of my career so far had been caring for a little boy who couldn't talk or communicate. He couldn't sleep, so I asked if he wanted to listen to music on my iPhone. He held the phone up to his ear and started to rock his hips to the beat while smiling. From then on when he couldn't sleep or if he got agitated, I gave him my iPhone and we just jammed out for a while.
Best piece of advice from a professor: From Dr. Jack Sabol, Drexel Adult II Clinical Rotation (when I didn’t know an answer to something GI related) - "Don't be embarrassed. No one person can know every last detail of health care. It's endless and always changing. Ever wonder why doctors specialize?"