One of Jeremy Hutson’s earliest childhood memories is having
heart surgery when he was just 3 years old. He does not remember fear or pain.
Instead, he recalls the outstanding care he received from his nurse during his
10-day hospital stay. This memory would inspire him to make a radical career
change into healthcare at age 40.
After high school, Jeremy spent 15 years in a career as a
professional dancer; he also worked for six years as an operations manager for
a large hotel chain. At age 40 he decided to go back to college and pursue his
dream job: nursing.
Jeremy took prerequisite courses at Clackamas, earned an EMT
certificate, and worked for two years as a paramedic before being accepted into
CCC’s competitive nursing program. Jeremy founded the CCC chapter of Nursing
Students Without Borders as well as a Men in Nursing club. He was a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society, did
extensive volunteer work, and helped teach other Allied Health Students.
With an associate’s degree in nursing from Clackamas, Jeremy
is transferring OHSU for a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He is on his way to
his dream career as a public health nurse.