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Colleen Young Elwood discovered her interest in nursing after finishing a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology and starting her career at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Learning about diabetes and working with diabetics sparked an interest in public and community health so she enrolled in Thomas Jefferson University’s two-year BSN program, which she graduated from in 2013. While at Jefferson her clinical experiences confirmed she was not interested in hospital nursing but instead in community nursing. After graduating she started working at Nurse Family Partnership, first as an intern and then as a Nurse-Home Visitor, where she helps new mothers during their pregnancy and through their child’s second year.
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Oral history was edited by Kelsey Duinkerken, March 2016
Interview was conducted by Kelsey Duinkerken with Colleen Young Elwood on February 1, 2016
Elwood, Colleen Young and Duinkerken, Kelsey, "Colleen Young Elwood" (2016). Jefferson Nursing Oral Histories. 14.