Jigsaw puzzle lover. Master's in education student and soon-to-be Mary Baldwin College graduate and former boutique store manager. Vegetable gardener and mom/stepmom to four kids. Student confidant who's comfortable with long pauses, tears, secrets, and silence. Always has Tootsie Pops and tissues on her desk. Asker of open-ended questions. Senior BSN program manager who works to keep undergraduate students and the faculty who teach them supported and on track.
BEST PART OF HER JOB
"Without a doubt: the students. They're amazing! When I write a recommendation letter, I always say I get to see them develop into nurses and into their professional selves. It's incredibly rewarding."
WHAT SHE'S LEARNED FROM HER STUDENTS
"The number of personal obligations and responsibilities—family, work, financial obligations—many students have . . . and they're still showing up every day for class and clinicals. That resilience is amazing. They've also taught me to really listen, and to just be patient."
UVA SCHOOL OF NURSING IN A WORD?
"Community. A lot has happened in the last several years, but we're still a community of respect and collaboration and teamwork—all the things."
Our students enjoy the support of world-class nurturers like Lynn. Curious about how YOU can become a nurse through our transfer, traditional, or RN to BSN program? Learn more: BSN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing • University of Virginia School of Nursing.