Alison O'Neil RN

Alison O’Neil RN joined OHC last August on the recommendation of her Mom, Beth, the employee health nurse at McLean’s Hospital.

Alison had graduated only a few months before and was excited about seeing different sides to nursing. We are very happy she joined our team!

Here is Alison’s story:

I did not realize I wanted to be a nurse until I had graduated college. But I am so glad I did! I got my degree in psychology and worked on an inpatient psychiatry floor. I admired how much the nurses cared for their patients and it pursued me to go back to school.

I had always been afraid of blood and needles but told myself I was going to become a nurse no matter what. I completed my accelerated BSN at MGH Institute of Health Professions.

I graduated in April 2020, shortly after Covid began. I started working for OHC doing covid screenings and flu shots at various job sites. Working for Occupational Health Connections is a fun and rewarding job. I also work as a mental health nurse at McLean Hospital. The two jobs are very different, but one of the best parts of being a nurse is the flexibility to work different specialties!

My advice to future nurses is to try different things. Nursing has so many different avenues and there is always lots to learn!