As part of our ongoing series of profile faculty and staff representatives, this month we feature freshman advisor and assistant professor, Jody Gill-Rocha, MS, RN.
Name: Jody Gill-Rocha, MS, RN, assistant professor
Hometown: Chillicothe, Ohio
Alma Mater: Ohio University (BSN) and Mount Carmel College of Nursing (MS)
I can’t live without: Coffee
If I could spend the day with one person it would be: Florence Nightingale (wouldn’t that be fabulous)
If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Italy
When I have down time, I: Listen to Audio Books and music
My favorite movie is: “The Way We Were”
The quote I tend to live by is: “Don’t’ wait for your ship to come; swim out to it!”
I am a nurse educator because: I love being a nurse and teaching. I love to watch my students grow and become excited when they start to think critically. I smile when their whole face lights up, and they become more confident in themselves.
The best advice I could give to incoming freshmen is: Open your book! Study! Practice ATI Questions and Listen to your Professors. They are there to help you be successful.
One thing you may not know about me is: I was an actress in the Original Cast of the Outdoor Drama “Tecumseh”