Meghann Enright ’23

Serve Boldly. As a Peace Corps volunteer who was challenged to embrace this organizational mantra, Meghann Enright ’23 got the first taste of how transformational her new life’s work could be.

Meghann Enright ’23

“My first degree in 2006 was in marketing and communications,” said Enright, who is set to earn her BSN through Holy Family’s accelerated second-degree program in October. “I immediately joined the Peace Corps and moved to West Africa. It was there, where I was advocating for women and children and sharing education on health, that I first became interested in, really developed a passion for, nursing.” 

So, she returned to the States and enrolled in nursing school? No. She fell in love with insurance and worked in the industry for 14 years. 

But it was motherhood, her personal losses and her now two healthy sons, that brought her heart back to nursing.

“I had both good and bad experiences in my journey to having my kids,” she said. “I had wonderful nurses who really held my hand during very difficult times and were there for me and just really reiterated things that I needed to know to take care of myself and to take care of my family. I also had some experiences that really weren’t so great, and I thought, ‘This should be improved.

Somebody should handle it this way.’ I decided I wanted to be that person. I wanted to be that advocate, that educator for others, specifically in maternity. My goal is to be a labor and delivery nurse. Hopefully I can pass my NCLEX in December and start as a nurse in January 2024.”

For Enright, Holy Family University has lived up to its reputation, provided outstanding educators and support in a timeframe that fit with her lifestyle and ambition and allowed to pivot toward her passion.

“I just tried to take everything course by course and to stay on top of things, making a to-do list, noting the deadlines,” she said. “I knew it was going to be a juggling act, and I knew it was going to be hard, a huge challenge that would be very stressful. It’s been all of those things, but I think it’s just worth it in the end. I hope people will see that I have what it takes and that I am clearly prepared.”

Well-positioned, indeed, to serve boldly.