Jonathan Moran

BAY VILLAGE MAN EARNS RN DEGREE, GETS FULL-TIME POSITION

Jonathan Moran, 25, of Bay Village, received his Associate of Science RN from Lorain County Community College this May. While he characterizes the nursing program as being really tough, Moran said, “I made the best decision about what to do with the rest of my life.”

He acknowledges that one of the keys to success is spending time with the instructors. The second key for Moran was finding employment with a hospital system, while still in college.

Two years ago, he left his job with a nursing home to take a position with St. John’s Medical Center in Westlake. “I was lucky to have a great head start – it’s been like a two year long interview,” said Moran, who just before graduation received a letter from St. John’s offering him a full time position.

Moran credits LCCC with allowing him the time to grow and mature. “I wasn’t ready for a college environment after high school graduation,” he said. The program allowed him to work full time at the nursing home, while taking pre-requisite courses part-time. “When I was finally accepted into the clinical portion of the RN program, I was prepared and mentally able to handle all it required,” Moran said. 

Despite his self-effacing attitude, Moran is no stranger to stress, having taken his maternity nursing final the day before his wedding.  He and his wife, Laura, are expecting their first child any day now and come July,
Moran will take his board exams.

Moran’s third key to success was having a strong support system - his wife - a pharmacist with the Cleveland Clinic. “Make sure you keep those most supportive of you close and allow them to celebrate in each of your successes, because it’s a team effort,” he said.

As for his future goals, Moran plans to take the Critical Care Registered Nurse’s exam, once he logs enough clinical experience hours. From there, he hopes to join the Life Flight program at MetroHealth Medical Center. While some might find trauma scene medical work stressful, Moran said he would embrace that level of daily diversity. 
      

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