Nursing is one of the Mount’s most popular majors, and for good reason – the preparation that the Mount provides for a career in health care is top notch. While the Nursing program is rigorous, Mount Nursing majors like Margot Cano prove that you can have a rich experience both inside and outside the classroom at the Mount while preparing for your future career.
In addition to being part of the Nursing Student Union, this year is the senior Nursing major’s third year as a resident assistant. She spent the past two years as an RA in Sakac Hall with female freshmen, but is now a senior resident assistant for upperclassmen in the College Courts.
Senior Nursing major Margot Cano
“I choose to get involved on campus because I enjoy meeting new people and putting myself out there to be apart of any opportunity that comes my way,” she said. “I believe being involved on campus has opened so many doors for me, has allowed me to grow and become a more outgoing person, and has given me the gift of lifelong friendships.” Continue Reading
Name: Day’sha Tyson
Entry Year and Status: 2018 (Freshman)
Major/Intended Major: Nursing
How did you decide on your academic or career path?
I chose the nursing program because of my interest in how things work and because I have a desire to help others. Also, because it’s a great way to provide and take care of my mother.
How did you overcome obstacles during your first year?
I will admit I struggled in the beginning because the transition from high school is very different. But, as time tried, I learned different study methods to help me with my classes. Most of all, I reminded myself that my purpose is bigger than just me.
What advice would you give to first-year students who are struggling?
My advice would be that it’s okay to ask for help. Half of the students don’t know what we are doing, especially in the first year. Also, focus on the more important things, not just the fun aspect of college but what you came here for. Continue Reading
In our “Meet the Mount” series, we’ll be highlighting some of the Mount’s people – our students, faculty, staff, and alumni – who make this college the wonderful community it is.
Chelsea Barberan ’19
Class year: 2019
Athletics: Volleyball and Track
Campus Activities and Jobs: Nursing Student Union, Nursing tutor
Favorite Spot on Campus: Dominican Center
One Word to Describe Mount: Educational
Career Aspirations: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Duke University Hospital
Favorite Experience at the Mount: Meeting some of my best friends!
What is your Mount story? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your Mount experience!
We caught up with senior Nursing major Nicolette Moustouka to talk about her experience in the Nursing program at the Mount – and how she handles a full schedule of study, Division III athletics, and extracurriculars.
KL: What made you want to be a nurse?
Nicolette: I chose to go into Nursing because I have a passion for caring for others and being there for them. It’s also a career path that I know is interesting and is going to challenge me. It’s a field where you keep on learning new things. And most importantly I know I can make a difference in someone’s life.
KL: Why did you specifically choose the Mount to pursue your nursing career?
Nicolette: One of the reasons I chose to study Nursing at the Mount is because of the small class sizes. Small class sizes allow for individualized attention and that’s something you need in a rigorous program like this. The professors also know their students by names and want to see their students succeed. Every teacher has an open door policy, and if you are struggling, they are always there to help you. What I also love about the Nursing program at the Mount is how close the Nursing majors in my graduating class are. There is always someone you can lean on if you have a question or don’t understand a topic.
KL: What else are you involved in at the Mount?
Nicolette: I am a resident assistant, part of the Women’s Softball team, a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and a Leadership Scholar. Continue Reading
Deirdre Lydon ’20 (left) is interviewed by a local television station seeking college students’ opinions on current events.
For Deirdre Lydon ’20, she knew right away that a career in nursing was the perfect fit for her.
“I knew I wanted a career with direct one-on-one contact with people and to provide care for others,” she reflects. “I want to know the patients and their families. It’s the whole umbrella of helping people.”
Now a junior Nursing major, Deirdre is happy with her choice to attend the Mount for her Nursing education.
Her favorite aspect of the Nursing program is the opportunity to do clinical work at area hospitals beginning in sophomore year. “It’s a type of learning you won’t see as much” in other programs, she noted. “Being able to learn hands on is one of the most amazing ways to learn. Everything comes together from other classes and works full circle.” Continue Reading