1. What made you decide to pursue nursing as a career?
When I was 16 years old my brother was in a terrible car accident & life flighted to Grant Medical Center with injuries that could be fixed thankfully. Seeing how amazing the care team was it influenced me to pursue my career into helping others. Now I’m an LPN at the same hospital and working my ADN. My dream is to be an L & D nurse.
2. What made you decide to attend Hondros College of Nursing?
I went to high school with a friend that recommended me the college.
3. What advice would you give someone who is thinking about starting nursing school? What can you do while in school for maximum success after graduation?
Nursing school will the hardest thing you’ll face in your life. You’ll have to give up a lot to achieve those goals. Some friends may not be understanding and stop talking to you because you’re too busy to hang out, but remember you’re working towards something that you’ve wanted since day 1. Anything is possible!!
4. What were the behaviors you had to exhibit in order to reach your goal?
I had to be disciplined and stick to a good way of studying. You also have to learn that you’ll make mistakes and that’s okay! It’s also ok to fail a class in nursing school. Pick yourself up and do way better than before.
5. Where are you currently working? Tell us about your career journey and all the great things about where you work and what you do!
I work at Grant Medical Center here in Columbus, Ohio. I work on a med/ surg floor and help out all types of patients. It’s a great experience to work with so many types of doctors and other health care workers!
6. What do you look for in new nurses (behavior, attitude, skills, etc.)
Be willing to learn and understand it’s ok to make mistakes. We’re not born with these nursing skills. It’s a never-ending learning type of career.
7. Can you share any interview questions that you regularly ask?
Why did I choose nursing.
8. Did/have you receive any awards while you were at Hondros College?
I received The Rising Star Award at my LPN graduation.