Brock Thornton, BSN, RN, CVRN-BC, graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University School
of Nursing in May 2018. He now works at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois
on 6E Cardiovascular Care Unit.
He recently completed CVRN certification through the American Board of Cardiovascular
Medicine, as well as Advanced Cardiac Life Support training.
Thornton is currently implementing an Evidence-Based Practice update on the importance
of fluid volume balance in cardiac patients receiving diuretic medications.
With a long-term goal of becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, he is
in the process of transitioning to an RN role in the Cardiovascular ICU. In the future, he
looks forward to becoming a nurse preceptor and continuing hands-on advancement of
his career in the cardiovascular critical care setting.
“Choosing to attend Illinois Wesleyan for Nursing was the greatest decision I have
ever made. I wish I could put it into words how well the professors, staff, and clinical
faculty prepare you for the real world. Your peers become lifelong friends, your professors
become mentors, and your experiences in class and clinical guide your path to caring
holistically for all patients.”
— Brock Thornton Illinois Wesleyan University School of Nursing '18