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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Student distinction

Keran Raju


Keran Raju, Graduate Group Chair Paul FitzGerald and Dean Heather M. Young at the Dedication and Inaugural Welcoming Ceremony

Keran Raju is earning a master’s degree while working as a nurse at a Bay Area hospital.

What led you to apply for the Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership graduate program?
I applied for graduate school at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing to make a difference in the way health care is delivered to our community.

What excites you the most about the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing?
I am excited that the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing sees nurses as future health-care leaders.  I look forward to being able to obtain the skills necessary to perfect my skills as one of those leaders.  Beyond that, I am honored to have met the faculty and to be mentored by so many scholars.

What do you hope to do upon completing the program?
I want to help the future nursing generation recognize that nursing is a leadership role that requires compassion, dedication and the desire to improve health-care disparities and look beyond the basic bedside care. I am hoping that this journey back to school will help me identify and voice my strengths in improving health-care disparities.