Janie LePine turned 65 March 13, 2020, the day the world shut down.
She had been a nurse for 42 years and realized a pandemic wasn't a time to retire from the profession she loved.
Three years later and 45 years into her career, the medical world has stabilized since the launch of the COVID-19 pandemic and LePine is finally retiring. LePine appreciates the many ways the profession has changed through the years. She says the biggest change has been the increase in technology, as well as the push for nurses to become more team oriented.
Amy Hall, dean at the School of Nursing at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, understands LePine's dedication to a career often considered to be a calling, rather than just another profession.