"She is known among her colleagues as an outstanding nurse with 'exceptional commitment to excellence and empathy for her patients.'”
Tiffany Staal is a dedicated nurse pursuing a master’s degree in public health with a health management and policy focus. As a teenager, Tiffany was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and the care she received from nurses set her on a path toward a career in the profession. Tiffany is proud to be a nurse and it is her experience in the field that motivated her to help patients on a larger scale through policy change.
Tiffany has persevered in her goal despite the challenges of raising her daughter as a single parent while pursuing a graduate degree and working full-time as a clinical care coordinator at Michigan Medicine. She is known among her colleagues as an outstanding nurse with “exceptional commitment to excellence and empathy for her patients.” Tiffany juggled all of this throughout the pandemic, obtaining a 4.0 while dealing with the high demands of work and frequent interruptions within the public school system.
Tiffany intends to use her graduate degree to pursue a position in hospital administration and create and promote policies that will have a positive impact on patients and employees. Motivated partly by her experience becoming a single parent, Tiffany also has a long-term vision to own and operate an independent living facility for single women with children. The facility would offer support like babysitting, career development, GED programs, and trade school while providing women a safe place to live as they take steps towards a stable career and life.
CEW+ celebrates Tiffany’s vision for her career and commitment to caring for others and names her the Caroline M. Lee Scholar.