Hannah Byers, a student in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Chamberlain College of Nursing’s Columbus campus, is working to help combat a national epidemic — the rising number of heart attacks and strokes. And she’s doing it through preventative care.

Each year, Americans suffer more than two million heart attacks and strokes.[1] The healthcare industry is evolving to focus on preventive care in an effort to lower healthcare costs and the prevalence of chronic disease such as these. Hannah and her peers hope to prevent these conditions, which are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States.[2]

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You have a mission or a purpose to your life. Maybe you can still remember the excitement you had when you first started nursing school – that feeling like you were going to be able to help people and make a difference. And yet, that sentiment can fade away with the daily pressures of school, work and family responsibilities. READ MORE