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A nurse’s life in LA

You may know Amber Gagliano ’17 as the student nursing intern on the cover of the Spring 2017 issue, the one celebrating UNCG Nursing’s 50th anniversary.

After graduation she worked as a traveling emergency/trauma nurse, which brought her to LA.

Since 2020 she has shifted to a company that provides at-home doctor visits and IV therapy. “It’s been a pretty cool experience because we work closely with celebrities, red carpet events, and music festivals,” she says.


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