TAMC Nurses Week: Meet 1st Lt. Grace Sullivan

By Hugh Fleming and Amelia DicksonMay 6, 2023

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Meet 1st Lt. Grace Sullivan, who currently serves at the executive officer for the hospital’s Alpha Company. Before helping to manage the largest company in U.S. Army Medical Command, she served as a nurse for two years in the inpatient oncology unit. Sullivan graduated from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania and commissioned through ROTC.

Learn more about 1st Lt. Grace Sullivan in the Q&A below!

Q: What inspired you to become a nurse?

I wanted to become a nurse because I always loved science and through some personal experiences, I learned the immense impact nurses had on their patients.

Q: What are five reasons to become a nurse?

My top five reasons to become a nurse would be:

1.     The ability to be there for someone in the hardest time of their life

2.     Have a career that is constantly changing and limitless in terms of opportunities

3.     Be challenged and educated on the most current healthcare directives

4.     Work with amazing people

5.     You never know what the day will bring

Q: What advice would you give to a student interested in becoming a nurse?

Study hard, take each day at a time and don’t sacrifice your friends, family and yourself when you’re stressed. Taking care of yourself is a huge priority and nursing school isn’t as bad as everyone makes it seem!

Q: How do you inspire future nurses?

I try my best to lead by example, treat every patient as if they were my family member and follow policies and procedures in everything I do. I hope my mindset helps to inspire future nurses!