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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Student

What inspired you to become a nurse?

When I was nine years old, living overseas, my father took me along with him to watch him perform a cesarean section. I gingerly stood on the edge of a stool, craning my neck to see the contents of the operating table. I took stock of every incision and stitch, watching carefully as my father helped another human to enter the land of the living. During this procedure, I was fully enraptured with the intricacy of the human body and the complexity of life itself. Not only was I taken with specific science of it all, but I was also delighted by the idea of learning how to help people in the ways that my father was. Despite not studying medicine in undergrad, I couldn’t quite seem to get rid of this fascination with medical health and human compassion. I wanted to master the art of holistic care, making patients feel human while they received their medical treatments. It is this fascination that has brought me back to the healthcare field to pursue a career in nursing.

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

I love the intentionality of the faculty in helping the students learn!

What are your goals for your nursing career?

My goal is to become a labor and delivery nurse and help as many mothers as possible bring their children into the world!

What advice would you give to your younger self?

I would tell her to take a moment to enjoy every part of the process, even the toughest times, because at the end of the day, the assignments always get done and the tests get taken, but it's the time you spent enjoying the people and places around you that really matter.

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

Do it! There is so much variety in nursing, and a job for everyone!

Why Choose Us


scholarship money awarded from the Mount Carmel Foundation in 2023


years of educating nurses


of graduates employed within 12 months (2021 grads)