Since 1897, St. Elizabeth School of Nursing has produced thousands of graduates, each with their own unique story to tell. In an effort to share those stories, we have created an "ALumni Spotlight"
Not only do we wish to celebrate the accomplishments of alumni, but it is our hope these short stories will inspire others - be it prospective and current students, staff and alumni. Ultimately, our goal is to strengthen the sense of community among those connected to our school.
There are many ways in which a person might realize they want to become a nurse. Sometimes it’s a desire they’ve had since childhood. Other times, it’s a personal experience where a nurse had such an impact on them that they wanted to do the same great work. For Russell W. Creel, NP-C, it was a combination of things, but largely, it was a calling from God.
The mission of St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, “Continuing Christ’s healing ministry,” aligned with what Russell wanted to do with his life. After volunteering to help a child with disabilities, the nursing path became clear. He began to follow his new passion and a ministry about which he cared deeply.
Russell graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in 2002. He went on to complete a Master of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2006. He currently lives in Merrill, Wisconsin and works for Logistics Health, Inc.
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