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MCCN Second Degree Accelerated Program BSN Student

What inspired you to become a nurse?

The diversity and continuous growth within the nursing profession have been a driving force behind my decision to become a nurse. I have always recognized nursing as an incredibly fulfilling career, as it involves the immense responsibility of caring for another person's life. I understood from the beginning that achieving proficiency in this field would require hard work and unwavering dedication. However, I hesitated for a while after immigrating to the U.S. from Nigeria three years ago, as I ventured into various career paths. Despite my exploration, the calling to pursue nursing persisted. It was only after I made the decision to enroll in nursing education that I found true inner peace. Also, I know I would almost drown in the vast array of choices and opportunities within the nursing field which is truly exciting. It aligns with my values of growth and personal fulfillment.

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

One of the aspects I value most about MCCN is the rigorous and intense training it provides. The program leaves no room for failure as long as you wholeheartedly dedicate yourself to the assigned path. Moreover, the instructors at MCCN are highly accessible and go to great lengths to ensure your success. Another advantage that resonates with me is the perfect fit with my schedule, allowing me to complete a four-year degree in 18 months. Coming from a background in Industrial Chemistry, I must say that this opportunity is truly worthwhile and holds great value for me.

What are your goals for your nursing career?

My goal is to grow in skill and experience over the years. Although, I do not have a particular focus of which area I want to start my nursing career, I am determined to excel in whichever path I finally decide on. I have an innate drive for perfection and a tendency to persist until I have exhausted all efforts, especially when guided by a knowledgeable mentor. This same unwavering dedication will apply to every nursing skill I have the privilege to learn.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Believe in yourself. Growing up I had quite a number of people tell me I had the mien, abilities and potential to be in health care profession, but I thought it was exclusively reserved for exceptionally intelligent individuals. However, I have come to realize that anyone can be extraordinary as long as they are willing to invest effort and dedication into their pursuits.

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

Nursing requires resilience and courage. It is a demanding profession filled with challenging moments that may bring frustration and tears. However, with determination, you can overcome them. Pursuing nursing education involves sacrificing certain aspects of your life temporarily, but the rewards are worth it in the end. Remember, if you delay starting your journey, time will pass regardless. By taking the leap now, you have the opportunity to achieve something truly remarkable.

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