A graduate of SISC BSN Class of 2013, Karyl Gebeck, as a young and energetic nursing student showed genuine interest in volunteer work. She would go out of her way to find local organizations and groups to join, reaching out to help the poor and indigent communities all over the Philippines. She would selflessly choose to spend her school breaks not so much enjoying leisure time but instead offering to volunteer and assist in various outreach activities and medical missions. Karyl has since gone back to the US after graduating with her BSN from Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) to start her career and later her family. She describes her memorable experiences in the Philippines as “My career has been impacted by socio-economically diverse inner-city hospitals and rural community hospitals. I learned to thrive and adapt easily to new challenging environments. I value learning from other cultures as we blend healthcare in this ever-changing globalization of evidenced-based healthcare.”
Karyl is a Certified Registered Nurse with over nine years of experience, with expertise in critical care and high-risk obstetrical clinical nursing at than The University of Illinois Hospital. The hospital is known to be one of the largest urban healthcare, educational, research, and technology health systems in the US. Her goal is to continue to strive to make a difference in the changing landscape of healthcare by focusing on promoting women’s health.
Her latest accomplishment was completing her MSN in Healthcare and Administration with a 4.0 GPA during the pandemic, while also taking care of her two babies and working full-time at the bedside. Indeed, Karyl has proven to be a lifelong learner, adaptive, creative, resilient, culturally sensitive, and compassionate nurse, a true testimony to the mission and vision of SISC’s College of Nursing.