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BSN Program Student at MCCN

What inspired you to become a nurse?

In high school, when the time came to submit college applications, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. My amazing mother who never worked in health care suggested I would make a good nurse, so I went with it, and here I am. My real inspiration to become a nurse grew during school. I discovered that I love to learn and help others learn. I realized that I love caring for my patients and protecting them while in their most vulnerable moments. I get to care for my patients as if they were one of my own or even myself, making sure they are cared for with the utmost respect. I learned to love being a nurse, and I cannot wait to be that nurse.

What is the best thing about Mount Carmel College of Nursing?

The best part about being a student at MCCN would have to be our amazing professors and clinical instructors. They want nothing more than to see us succeed. They are truly the people who keep us going toward the finish line, and they are our biggest supporters.

What are your goals for your nursing career?

The best part about a career in nursing is the never-ending possibilities of what could come next. I have many plans and thoughts about what I want my career to look like. The truth is, there are so many different pathways I can see myself taking. I have no idea where I'll end up. All the endless possibilities are what keep me here and excited for my future.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

The advice I would give to my younger self would be to slow down and just enjoy it. Four years go by quickly, but four years in nursing school go by faster. Life is not about getting to the finish line as fast as you can. Slow down and cherish your people, your life, and our beautiful Earth.

What advice would you give to someone considering a career in nursing?

I have found my favorite part about nursing is the endless learning opportunities. We get to learn something new every single day whether it's about disease processes, treatments, our patients, or even ourselves. In my eyes, we chose the most exciting career where the learning never stops, every day is different, and the opportunities are endless.

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