MCCN Second Degree Accelerated Program BSN Student
What inspired you to become a nurse?
I am fascinated with science and helping people. I also want to make a difference in this world by helping patients feel better physically and simply being there to listen and be kind. I have had several opportunities to do this during my clinical rotations and am passionate about it.
What is the best thing about Mount Carmel College of Nursing?
The people. I have made so many friends, and I certainly hope to have them as friends for life. Going through such a vigorous program has created a bond between us all. We have relied on each other and grown so much in the short time we have known each other. Also, the MCCN staff is accommodating and always there to lend a helping hand.
What are your goals for your nursing career?
My current goal for my nursing career is to become a labor and delivery nurse. Our current labor and delivery rotation has only furthered my drive to become a labor and delivery nurse. Being part of one of the most important days of someone's life is such a beautiful feeling.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Never give up! So many people give up when the fight gets hard. It takes grit, determination, and passion to become great; anything worth having is worth working hard for. If it were easy, everyone would do it.
What advice would you give to someone considering a career in nursing?
Make sure you are going into nursing for the right reasons. If you are here to collect a paycheck, then you are choosing the wrong career path. You must want to help people and want to make a difference. Also, there is no room for being judgmental in nursing. We care for many people from different walks of life and backgrounds. Leaving judgments at the door is a necessity.