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A walk down the Lawn, 30 years later

Back in 1981, even admission to U.Va. wasn’t enough to lure young Teri Harris (BSN `15) away from love, marriage and children. So she tucked her attraction to nursing away, even if the idea never quite faded.

More than 30 years later, she’ll finally walk the Lawn.

“Nursing’s always been there in my head,” said Harris, of Richmond. “For me, it’s this perfect balance of right-brain and left-brain thinking. You have to be able to be analytical and say, ‘Why doesn’t my patient look like they did an hour ago? Let’s assess.’ Then at the same time, there’s an element of nursing that’s thinking outside the box, the creative part. ‘What’s going to resonate with my patient? Where did they come from?’ For me, nursing is a wonderful balance. Nothing else I’ve ever done fits so well.” >>

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