Why Mount Union?
I found out about Mount Union through my lacrosse recruiting process. Between my immediate connection to the lacrosse team and the success of the nursing department I knew Mount was home from the second I stepped on campus. I committed to Mount my junior year of high school and never visited another school. Given how athletically driven the campus community is, being on the lacrosse team makes me feel extremely connected to not only my teammates, but also the community as a whole. Everything about the school makes me feel as though people here care about my success, and that makes me feel at home more than anything.
Each semester I take multiple clinicals, which allows me first-hand experience in my field. On top of that, the simulated labs each week give me confidence to practice my skills in the hospital setting. My nursing professors visibly care about my career development just as much as I do (if not more). More than anything, the Integrative Core has developed my public speaking skills. While I won’t necessarily present often as a nurse, enhancing my public speaking skills will help communicate with patients and colleagues more efficiently.
I hope to pursue a Master’s Degree after graduation before ultimately becoming an ICU RN. Down the road, I’d like to be a CRNA.
Advice to Future Raiders
People tell you not to rush the process, which is true, but when you know you know. If a school truly feels like home, don’t ignore that feeling.