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Alumni Highlight | Kaylyn Glenn

March 04, 2024
By Jonathan Winkler

TNA Class of 2013
Kaylyn Glenn


Kaylyn is a registered nurse at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville overseeing patients in the Cardiac Thoracic Intensive Care (CTICU). Kaylyn graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2017 with a major in Public Health and received her nursing degree at West Penn Hospital in 2022. She currently resides in the East End of Pittsburgh, is engaged to be married, and is pursuing her Bachelor of Nursing at Capella University.

“We perform open heart surgery at the CTICU where I am stationed, and I assist the patients in their recovery,” said Kaylyn. “I see them through their entire stay at the hospital, and it is special to see them get stronger, healthier, and eventually be discharged under my care.”

Kaylyn’s passion for working in healthcare alongside doctors and fellow nurses came to her at an early age from her own experience as a long-term patient.

As a first-grader, Kaylyn was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease, a rare disease in children that causes inflammation, high fever, nose bleeds, and swellings in the tongue and glands.

“I still don’t know how I got it, but I was in the hospital for over a month. I was around nurses and doctors a lot,” said Kaylyn. “Ever since then, I wanted to work in healthcare. I always knew in the back of my head I would.” Kaylyn said that she would one day like to switch from working in the CTICU to the Labor and Delivery unit.

Kaylyn works 12-hour shifts from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. three times a week, and often resets her mind and body at her gym: Burn Boot Camp in Murrysville.

“People always talked about nursing being a hard field – and it is,” she said. “My life is work, school, and wedding planning, so I go to the gym four to five times a week to relieve stress!”

Kaylyn also enjoys traveling with her fiancé, Oshay, and together recently visited the Dominican Republic and France. They also like to embark on short, local road trips when they have time.

“Seeing that TNA is taking international trips to places like London, Barcelona, and Paris makes me want to go back!” laughed Kaylyn.

Kaylyn is happy to hear that TNA has opened a Middle School for Girls. “I’m overjoyed to see that girls can enjoy the full middle school/high school experience and learn beside their friends from 6th grade to graduation,” she said.