Student Feature: After Traumatic Brain Injury LHU Student Finds Purpose in Nursing
Tyler Peace thought his career path would start with the military; with a full-ride ROTC scholarship to Edinboro University in place his path seemed determined. That’s when a bicycle accident during his senior year in high school caused a significant change in direction.
After recuperating from several brain surgeries, Peace worked as a carpenter in the family business. With a desire to continue his education, Tyler was accepted in the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) at LHU Clearfield in the fall of 2014. “I chose LHU Clearfield because it was convenient, it allowed me to commute, and the program has a great reputation,” said Tyler. So at age 22 began his pursuit of becoming a nurse.
During his two years in the ASN program, Peace served as class president and demonstrated his leadership ability by starting a scholarship for future LHU nursing students. Currently, Tyler is working in the Emergency Department at Penn Highlands DuBois. “It is challenging, but rewarding work,” according to Peace. He is also enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at LHU Clearfield. The fully online program will allow him to continue his education and work at the same time.