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Northeastern graduates reflect on events, victories

For several Northeastern University nursing majors who graduated Friday, the final test came not from classroom study but through hands-on experience treating victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Kelly Ennis, 22, of Concord, N.H., was working in the emergency department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital when the trauma alarms sounded and an announcement said bombs had been detonated at the Marathon finish line. The staff rushed into action, ­going from expecting dozens of de­hydrated runners to preparing for ­severely maimed patients.

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