My wife is a nurse and she is my hero that inspired me to become one. I love the fact that you can help people when they need it the most and come into the hospital for help. Nurses have a chance to make a real difference in someone's life, and I wanted to be a part of that.
The positive feedback I had received from graduates encouraged me to apply to Herzing. There were so many great professors at our Orlando campus that were helpful, and I’d like to name a few that stood out to me.
Professor Zerkowski is, just plain and simple, the nicest person I have ever met! She made the classes fun and kept everyone positive. Professor Frierson tells you things like it is and, although that might not be what you want to hear, she is your biggest cheerleader. Professor Metcalf wants you to be great and he will show you how to be successful, but also makes sure that YOU put in the work to do so. Above all, Professor Inzirillo is at the top of my list. He is compassionate, informative, thoughtful and funny. He was very clear from the beginning that he was there for us. Thank you to all of these people for being there for me during my journey!
While you’re in school, it can feel like so much information is being thrown at you so fast, which can be hard to keep up with. My approach was to create a study schedule and stick to it. Some days I would study for 5 hours, but split it up by reading chapters in the book and watching videos on the internet on the same topic. The great professors and easy-to-follow syllabus and addendum made classes manageable alongside my study schedules.
Clinicals with Professor Metcalf were the most useful courses I attended. Professor Metcalf would go through your DocuCare with you to make sure you were doing them right every week, and he didn't allow you to cut corners. He always wants you to learn the fundamentals and do things right, which is a huge positive.
I have plans to find a job, but right now the most important thing is continuing my education at Herzing University. I want to bridge over to the RN program and keep moving forward!