Why Mount Union?
I learned about Mount when I was surfing good nursing programs on the web. I saw Mount's high passing rate on the NCLEX and decided to take a tour! I chose to attend when I found out Mount's small class sizes and a nursing staff that I knew would be at my side throughout all four years. I actually applied to 19 schools and toured over 10 of them and I can truly say Mount has the prettiest campus, safest, most welcoming, and great academics/athletics. I have also received an academic scholarship from Mount Union (Founder's Scholarship) as well as the Manzilla Multicultural Scholarship. My maps app has "home" located at Mount Union because it feels like a home to me. I feel safe and comfortable here and there's always someone to talk to.
I chose to major in nursing so I can combine the study of the medicine while focusing on patient centered care. I'm a helper, someone who finds joy in helping others and will do anything I can to do so. I have had the chance to administer the COVID-19 vaccination to residents in the Senior Center of Alliance! Clinical is also a great way to gain hands on approach in the healthcare setting where I get to pass medications, view diagnostic testing, and help the patients with activities of daily living. Every few months or so I want to be a different type of nurse. I went from a pediatric nurse, to a travel nurse, to currently being a psych nurse. Clearly, I am very indecisive, but going to clinical and learning about different fields of nursing while in school is definitely beneficial.
Integrative Core Knowledge
I actually found my minor in psychology through the Integrative Core. I just took an introduction to psychology class out of interest and liked it more than expected so I decided to minor in it to learn more information. This class along with my other courses required for the Integrative Core has helped me with professional speaking and critical thinking which will certainly help me in my future profession.
Advice to Future Raiders
Take your time when picking a college, it's not a race. You may feel pressured when your classmates have already decided where they are going and have a plan but it's okay to still look at colleges and it's okay to not know exactly what you are going to school for. The college you chose is there to help you and help pave the way for you.