Ready for Anything
In Widener’s state-of-the-art nursing simulation labs, and at clinical rotations at major Philadelphia-area hospitals, Kaylee Horchak has gained a healthy dose of experience preparing for a career in pediatric nursing.
- School of Nursing
Born premature and weighing only three pounds, Kaylee Horchak spent the first weeks of her life in a neonatal intensive care unit. The dedicated team of nurses that cared for her left a lasting impression.
“I’ve always loved little kids and known that I wanted to give back to the profession that was so influential in my first month of life,” said Kaylee.
Two decades later, Kaylee is on the precipice of a career in pediatric nursing. And she's ready for anything, thanks to a healthy dose of clinical rotations, externships, time spent in the university's nursing Simulation Lab, and other hands-on experiences.
An Apogee Scholar and student-athlete, Kaylee has also honed her leadership skills, preparing her for a lifetime of success.
I will be so ready for the real world because of the experiences Widener has given me and the professional experiences. I know I will be ready to tackle anything that’s thrown at me. — Kaylee Horchak '19
Through multiple clinical rotations, Kaylee experienced a wide range of nursing specialties, explored possible career paths, learned how to interact with patients and how to deal with real-world scenarios.
Attending a university near Philadelphia provided Kaylee with access to world-class hospitals and medical settings for her field experiences, including Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a top-rated pediatric center.
At Widener, Kaylee pursued her other great passion – lacrosse. The nursing program is flexible so she was able to balance classes and clinical rotations and still play the sport she loves.