Pandemic gives local nursing students crash course in their profession | #students | #parents


Kate Fogg of Orono is a third-year journalism student at University of Maine.

ORONO, Maine — Kennedy Gerow, 22, of Carmel was in her final semester of nursing school at the University of Maine in March 2020. Though she had completed the bulk of her clinicals — supervised hands-on medical training for students — Gerow considered herself more of a nursing student than an actual nurse.

As the coronavirus crept its way toward American shores, murmurs throughout the nursing department signaled to final-year nursing students that they may be plucked to join the fight in area hospitals.



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