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Cedarville Stories Podcast: Nonstop Coast-to-Coast Fight

by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager

Rachel Hartley getting her vaccine shotRachel Hartley, a 2015 B.S.N. and 2020 M.S.N. Cedarville alumna, has been on the move ever since March 2020. Working as a traveling nurse in the midst of COVID has meant transitioning from East Coast to West Coast, from a small healthcare facility in the Caribbean to busy hospitals all over the U.S., from a surge at the beginning of the pandemic to another a year later. It’s been a nonstop fight.

In her current contract, Rachel is caring for patients at PIH Good Samaritan Hospital in downtown Los Angeles; it’s been a stark reminder of New York, where many patients never recovered.

In the middle of this healthcare storm, God has used her once again as a herald of His peace and hope only found in Jesus.

“To be a refreshment is my goal,” she said at the beginning of her Los Angeles assignment. “And in everything I do, just to point to the Lord and glorify His name, to share the Gospel with my co-workers and my patients because Jesus is the only hope that we have or need.”

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More to the Story

Rachel’s yearlong battle against COVID-19 is featured in the fall 2020 issue of Cedarville Magazine.  

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner programs, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit

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