After deciding towards pursuing an early curiosity in marine biology, Piaseczny discovered his vocation in nursing. He did some house well being care work for household and pals and spent 5 years as a licensed nursing assistant at Franciscan Well being in Dyer.
In 2019, he graduated with a nursing diploma from the College of St. Francis, in Crown Level, the place he labored tirelessly to study the commerce and assist his fellow college students. At St. Francis, he met Jessica Austin, now a registered nurse at Methodist Hospitals Northlake in Gary. “He is not simply my buddy, he is my brother,” Austin stated.
Additionally they had been examine companions, serving to one another via the grind of nursing faculty. “We had been on FaceTime, Google Duo till 3 a.m., learning. If I didn’t get one thing, he obtained it. If he didn’t get it, I did,” stated Austin. “The one folks that actually perceive nursing faculty are those who undergo it.”
Solely a yr after ending nursing faculty, Piaseczny was met by an unprecedented problem in well being care: the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Your entire world obtained turned the other way up, bodily, mentally, all the best way round,” stated Brittany.
Piaseczny was positioned on a COVID unit in April 2020, having to take care of sufferers in circumstances nobody had handled earlier than.
“COVID is tough since you may be sitting with a affected person who’s doing properly after which out of nowhere they’ll de-escalate and never be doing properly in any respect. And it doesn’t matter what you’re doing to assist this individual, nothing’s serving to. It breaks your coronary heart.”