Year of graduation from Mount Carmel College of Nursing: 2014
Other degrees/certifications: I hold three certifications: Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Professional Highlights: I’m currently a perioperative staff nurse at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. I’ve been at Children’s just over two years and serve as co-chair of Surgical Senate and co-chair of Surgery Unit Strategic Partnership Committee as well. I work closely with a team of nurse practitioners, anesthesia providers and surgeons to coordinate care for pediatric surgical patients. Since December 2017, I’ve been teaching at MCCN as an instructor for pre-clinical nursing courses.
Original hometown: Mount Sterling, Ohio
Current hometown: Indian Lake, Ohio
When did you first feel the call to be a nurse? My freshman year of college, I changed my major five times before finally realizing I wanted to be a nurse. That’s when I transferred to Mount Carmel and couldn’t imagine doing anything different.
What television show do you have to DVR every week? Flipping Out on Bravo.
What is your favorite memory of Mount Carmel? Spending time in the library study rooms with all my best friends in between classes. We were pretending to study and sometimes actually studied.
What book is currently on your nightstand (or at the top of your Kindle favorites)? I usually don’t read for pleasure, but I would say I’m addicted to mind-numbing television.
How has your Mount Carmel network helped you in your life, personally or professional or both? I met some of my best friends through MCCN and am still friends with a few of my professors whom I consider my mentors.
What advice would you like to share with other nurses as they move from student to alumni of Mount Carmel? Always schedule everything so you can plan out your time. Remember to also plan time for yourself so you can have fun. Nursing school is tough, but you can make it through.