Edythe “Edie” McGoff, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN, an adjunct clinical instructor for Shenandoah’s Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing, was one of 20 women featured on the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) website for women’s history month in March. The VFW asked members to share personal narratives about their service experience.
In the online feature, McGoff tells her service story, which didn’t begin until she was in her 40s, with the West Virginia Air National Guard. In the piece, she says her service made her more mature, patient and giving. “My advice to other nurses considering the military: DO IT. As an adjunct nursing professor, I have many times, over the years, mentored and written letters of recommendation. I have been doing Mental Health clinicals at a local VAMC. It has been so rewarding to share knowledge, and spend time with students and patients in an environment of respect and need.”
“We are proud of her for her amazing service to our country as well as her excellent teaching and dedication to our students,” said Assistant Professor of Nursing and Veteran-to-BSN Program Faculty Leader Sherry Rawls-Bryce, MSN, RN, FCN.