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.
Betty Demko, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, from Lebanon, Ind., became a nurse because she wanted to make a difference and help people. After graduating from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, and prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Betty worked with palliative care patients. It quickly became her passion to care for that population, and she has stayed true to that passion as she has advanced in her career.
Betty graduated from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in 2005 and went on to receive a Master of Healthcare Administration from Walden University. She currently works as a nurse practitioner in Palliative Care.
Betty is a wonderful example of a nurse who learned how she could make the biggest impact and did everything she could to do just that for her patients and coworkers through the pandemic and staff shortages. Learn more about her in the Q and A below:
Know a Nurse to Nominate?
If you would like to nominate someone to be featured in our Alumni Spotlight, please click the button below