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Nia Gribbons '25

Nursing major

The faculty members at Mount Union have had the biggest impact on my collegiate experience, helping me build my skillset.


B.S.N., Nursing


Austinburg, Ohio

Other Interest

Trustee Scholarship Recipient

Why Mount?

I learned about Mount Union through "word of mouth." Everyone I knew was always talking about Mount Union and how amazing Mount Union's football team is. When I was looking at nursing programs, I learned about Mount Union's nursing program, so I had to come for a visit. I was so impressed by the friendliness of the campus and how everyone loves the Purple Raiders. Little did I know I would fall in love with this campus like everyone else on campus has. I feel at home at Mount Union because of the community I've formed as a student. Whether I am out walking or going to club meetings and campus events, I know that I will recognize someone. 

Inspiriational Role-Model

My sister was born with Cerebral Palsy, and my mom has worked as a registered nurse for over 30 years. I have always been my mom's "nursing assistant," helping with my sister's care. I am passionate about helping people, from graduating high school with over 1,500 hours of community service to teaching children how to swim. I knew helping people was something I wanted to carry on through my career therefore, my ultimate career goal is to become a pediatric nurse. Working as a nurse is essential in the medical field because I have learned how patients should be treated through my sister's appointments. I want to be the nurse who treats her patients the way my sister has been treated by health care providers. The hands-on lab work and clinical experiences at Mount Union have given me the skillset to step into the field with confidence.

Mount Union Impact

Professor Andrea Corbisello from the Nursing department has had the biggest impact on my time here at Mount Union. I met with her on my first tour and was sold right after our meeting. Professor Corbisello is the Professor that you can go to for anything. She has never put me down or made me feel like I'm not ready to be a nurse. I currently have her for clinical this year and Professor Corbisello challenges me to be the best I can. I have struggled with a learning disability therefore, I have always needed to work harder to get good grades and even read a book. My learning disability was something I was embarrassed about; I didn't like being this kid who had to have extra tutoring or get pulled out of class for my help sessions. I knew if I wanted to go to college, I would have to work very hard not only grade-wise but to be able to pay for my college. I worked two jobs in high school, and as my senior year approached, I started applying for scholarships. Not only did I receive scholarships from my high school, but I also got multiple from outside organizations and Mount Union. Having a learning disability can be challenging and sometimes frustrating, but Mount Union makes students' needs their priority because every faculty and staff member strive to achieve academic success here at Mount Union. I am thankful Mount Union has provided me with ways to overcome my most complex life challenge: my learning disability.