Why did you apply to the NHCM program?
I knew I wanted my BSN, but I’d always had a special love for business and management. This was the only program in the country that would allow me to pursue both of those passions simultaneously. I could take anatomy and statistics at the same time!
What is your favorite aspect of the program so far?
It’s a tight-knit community, so I always have someone to turn to when I have a question about which professor is best or which classes I should take at the same time. NHCM students are always willing to share their opinions.
MGMT 100 - I was able to gain both individual and group leadership skills.
Favorite clinical experience:
NURS 215 - It is called the “miracle of childbirth” for a reason. Watching a birth in my second week ever of clinical is something I will never forget.
Involvement at Penn:
I am a Research Assistant for CHOP - Infectious Diseases. My current project is a systematic review of comparison effectiveness of broad and narrow spectrum antibiotics on respiratory infections in children. I am also involved in the Wharton Undergraduate Healthcare Club, Wharton Leadership Lecture Series, and am active in the Newman Catholic Center.
Future career goals:
I plan on coming back to my hometown and working in either hospital administration or nurse management at the Cleveland Clinic. In the distant future, I would like to create my own non-profit healthcare company focused on health education for low-income children and families in the Cleveland area.