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Emily Kirking

Emily Kirking

I came to Herzing because it was close to home and they provided many of my classes online with the opportunity to earn credits toward my MSN. With this in mind, I got to work.

It truly takes a great deal of self-discipline, hard work and dedication to find success in this program. You must take care of yourself while you study, and it truly is a balance! When thinking of my classes, my clinical rotation was most valuable to me because I was treated like a staff member. I was able to grow through administering medications, assessing patients and charting in the charting systems.

Although I failed a few of my courses along the way, I realized that it’s okay to fail. As long as you can find it within yourself to move forward and keep studying, you’ll be okay. Believe in yourself because although it takes time, growth is a beautiful journey.

Oh, and shout-out to Professor Dave Zapencki! He never doubted or gave up on me, even when things got tough. Thank you for that!

My advice to students is to never give up, as cliché as that sounds. Seriously! It can be difficult, but you will be so proud once you accomplish your goals. Now that I’m a grad, I have an opportunity at a local hospital in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and I’m very excited to start my career.

Emily Kirking
Emily Kirking

Nursing Student

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