WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A nurse who graduated from Winston Salem State University is packing up her bags and preparing to move to New York. Kayla Cummins graduated in 2016 and recently worked in cosmetic nursing.
With nonessential medical procedures taking a back seat to the coronavirus, Cummins said she started looking for a way to put her hospital training to work.
Starting Monday, she’ll check in for work in the nation’s biggest hot spot for COVID-19.
She’ll work at hospitals in New York City for at least 10 weeks.
Cummins said she’s ready to step up. “The nurses in New York City and the hotspots… They can’t say they don’t want to. So, I feel like all of us that can, we need to go and support them… I’m a little nervous. Everyone asks me if I’m scared. I’m not scared, but I am nervous. I don’t know what to expect, she said.
Cummins also said her friends, family, and “Ramily” have been supportive. They’re even helping her collect face masks before she leaves for New York. Article originally shared to WXII.