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Katy Nelson
“Going through some of the classes, I thought to myself, "Oh, I'm never going to need this." But now I actually do!”
Katy Nelson, Registered Nurse
UPMC Altoona, Emergency & Trauma

Katy Nelson graduated from Penn State in December of 2016 with a Bachelor's in Biobehavioral Health. She then completed the Second Degree Nursing Program at Penn State, Altoona. After passing her NCLEX-RN (state license exam), Katy accepted a job as a Registered Nurse in the UPMC Altoona Emergency & Trauma Department in January 2019.

Career advice - Have no fear and keep an open mind.

Career path decision - It's okay to go in to college not knowing exactly what you want to do.

Career path - Volunteer experience can be extremely helpful.

How is your job different than you expected? - Katy's love for BBH grew the longer she was in the major.