Second Degree Accelerated Program BSN Student
What inspired you to become a nurse?
I was inspired to become a nurse by seeing the immense impact that my mom had on her patients as a nurse. I saw the behind-the-scenes of being a nurse—the patient advocacy, the long days, the success stories, and the patient relationships. I have worked in the ED and on the COVID unit in the midst of the COVID chaos. I still have an incredibly strong passion for taking care of people and creating the most positive impact on people that I possibly can.
What is the best thing about Mount Carmel College of Nursing?
I love the small class sizes and the close relationships that we’re able to have with our professors and peers. The professors truly care about everyone succeeding and will go above and beyond.
What are your goals for your nursing career?
My ultimate goals are to continue to graduate school to become a dual family nurse practitioner and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. I’d love to work collaboratively with my mom at her clinic in my hometown as an FNP/PMHNP. My goal is to bring education, awareness, and de-stigmatization to mental health, as it is just important as our physical health.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Be confident that everything in life happens for a reason. Always try to find the good and be positive. Believing that things happen in life in your favor will only help you have more happiness.
What advice would you give to someone considering a career in nursing?
Working as a tech or PCA helps you truly have compassion for levels of the interprofessional care team. All the best nurses I know were techs first and worked their way up!