MCCN BSN Program Alumna
What inspired you to become a nurse?
I have always wanted a career in health care, I just was not sure what route to go. After working as a dialysis tech, I realized I loved talking to patients and hearing their stories. Having that one-on-one connection and having a true impact on patients’ lives is most important to me, which is why I chose to pursue nursing!
What is the best thing about Mount Carmel College of Nursing?
I think the best thing about MCCN is the small class sizes and the professors. The staff at MCCN truly wants you to succeed. The small class sizes help you to connect with your peers and ask questions.
What are your goals for your nursing career?
Eventually, I would love to obtain my master’s in nursing education and become a professor or an educator. I love to help others, and love to teach. I think I would also love to work in oncology or work with amputees since I have been through it myself.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
I would tell myself to not stress the small things, and to believe in myself. Nursing school is hard and very stressful at times. I wish I would have learned sooner in my education to not stress out over each exam or check-off and to believe in myself. As stressful as these things were, I got through each and every one of them.
What advice would you give to someone considering a career in nursing?
I would say it is really important to shadow before nursing school. Nursing is an extremely hard job and it is important to make sure you truly love it and want to be a nurse. I think shadowing or getting a position as a Patient Care Assistant (PCA) or Multi Skilled Technician (MST) can help to make clinical less overwhelming.