In honor of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), join us in celebrating the many wonderful and invaluable nurses who work with and impact our programs!
Former AmeriCorps member Emily shares how she became a nurse after serving in the North Florida Health Corps, a program that provides its members the opportunity to gain hands on professional experience in a supportive environment while serving the North Florida community through a variety of program components.
- Name: Emily Verone
- Title: Registered Nurse
- Organization: UF Health Jacksonville
After serving 10 1/2 months as a health educator through the North Florida Health Corps, Emily Verone realized she wanted more clinical experience.
She came to Jacksonville with a BS and MS in Community Health and jumped right into her role as an AmeriCorps member at the Florida Department of Health — Duval County Family Planning Department in 2011. She ultimately decided to go back to school at Jacksonville University in August 2013 to receive her BSN.
“My time in this educator role was very valuable, but made me realize I wanted more clinical expertise.”
Now a Registered Nurse at UF Health Jacksonville, she first worked as a medical-surgical nurses for a year before transferring to the Emergency Room in October 2014.
“I enjoy the fast paced environment and the opportunity to educated families and patients as they are admitted for further care or discharged home!”
Emily also serves as the Research Council Chair, which helps nurses in the organization plan and excute research and quality improvement projects and the Transition to Practice Council chair, which helps new nurses acclimate to the organization and the role of a professional nurse.