Boston Globe highlights nursing student’s remarkable path to UMMS

By Lisa M. Larson

UMass Medical School Communications

September 23, 2013

Graduate School of Nursing student and college athlete James Ennis, who dreamt of a health care career since surviving a brain tumor as a child, was featured in a Boston Sunday Globe column on his notable journey to UMass Medical School.

Ennis was among the 29 advanced practice nursing students in the Graduate Entry Pathway program who received their Registered Nurse pins in a formal ceremony Sept. 16.

“It’s that whole team approach to medicine, nurses and doctors working together, that I find attractive,” said Ennis, describing his career choice to Globe sports columnist Kevin Paul Dupont in the Sept. 22 story. “I think some of being a hockey captain, being on a team, asked to be a leader, plays into all that.”

Ennis graduated from UMass Boston in 2012, serving as captain of the school’s hockey team his senior year. He is a member of the GEP Class of 2015, and is studying to become an acute care nurse practitioner.

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Boston Globe: Ex-hockey player starts new life as nurse

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