GREENWICH, Conn. -- A pair of nursing students from Fairfield University graduated from the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program at Greenwich Hospital on Thursday, July 21.
Hannah Dahlke and Nick Mudry are among 35 oncology nursing Flynn fellows at 15 leading hospitals nationwide to graduate this year.
During the eight-week program, Dahlke and Mudry shadowed seasoned nurses and served as integral hands-on members of the cancer care team.
The fellowship was founded by Stamford resident Frederick C. Flynn Jr. in memory of his late wife.
The program grew out of Flynn’s experience with Greenwich Hospital's palliative care program in 2013, when his wife was in the final stages of her three-year battle with ovarian cancer.
The fellowship was piloted at the hospital in 2014.
Flynn praised both the students and the mentors for their efforts during the intensive training.
“Thanks to the outstanding staff and enthusiastic program mentors at Greenwich Hospital, who enabled these talented students to learn so much clinically and academically about oncology nursing,” he said.