Rachel Hartley studied at Cedarville University (Ohio) to be a nurse. Although she firmly states how her education effectively prepared her well for her career, little did she know in 2015, when she graduated with a degree in nursing, that she would be serving on the front lines during the largest pandemic in our lifetime.
Since graduating in 2015, Hartley and her husband, Taylor, have committed their lives to serving others. Hartley has worked in healthcare in Hawaii and Virginia, but since COVID-19 reached the United States, she's become a rotating nurse. She resigned as a critical care nurse from her position at a Lynchurg,Virginia hospital in early 2020 to serve COVID-19 patients in New York University's Langone Hospital in Brooklyn. Now, she's caring for similar patients at a hospital in New Haven, Connecticut.
Hartley's servant-minded attitude has only strengthened her drive to complete a master's degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from Cedarville. She is expected to graduate later this year. She is originally from Columbus, Ohio.