Transplanted from the snow and cold of Ontario, Canada, Dr. Maybeth Elliott, PhD, RN, is still adjusting to the hot and humid summers in Pensacola. Although accepted to three universities, she was looking for a good school to earn her nursing degree. She found PCC. It wasn’t the sunny white beaches that appealed to her but the Christian atmosphere she saw advertised in a Moody magazine. Twenty-nine years after arriving as a student, she now serves as chair of the nursing department and prepares future nurses to be the best they can be.
“I remember talking about becoming a nurse in a kindergarten ‘show-and-tell,’ ” Dr. Elliott shared. “I believe nursing was a God-given interest that began at an early age. Even before I knew what nursing actually meant or entailed.”