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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Student

What inspired you to become a nurse?

I’ve always wanted to work in the medical field, but my mother, an ER nurse at Penn State hospital, played a pivotal role in my decision to become a nurse. She is also an alum from Mount Carmel College of Nursing from the class of 2001. She would tell me how nursing has so many diverse opportunities in various settings, from hospitals, community clinics, etc. I was also sold on the idea of getting to wear comfy scrubs all day!

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

The supplemental instruction courses played a big role in my success in nursing school. Sure, I could teach myself what I didn’t understand at home, but to get live help from one of my peers with a different point of view was a part of my many epiphanies.

What are your goals for your nursing career?

I want to continue the lifelong learning nursing encourages because it aligns with my commitment to personal and professional growth. I hope to provide empathetic care to many patients and participate in local and nationwide outreach efforts.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

It’s going to be okay, but it’s going to be different.

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

Nursing is a demanding and challenging career. Developing healthy coping strategies and prioritizing self-care to prevent burnout and maintain your well-being will help you tremendously in nursing school and in life. Making a difference in patients’ lives means being content with yours as well.

Why Choose Us


scholarship money awarded from the Mount Carmel Foundation in 2023


2023 NCLEX-RN pass rate


years of educating nurses