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Grads explain what they appreciated most about Carroll's nursing program:
Amazing dedicated teachers. Sense of family. Great clinical experiences.
I appreciated the professors as they all genuinely care about us as students and want us to be successful as nurses. I appreciate how the liberal arts are woven into the curriculum as I think this foundation will be fundamental to my practice as a nurse. I feel like I have definitely been challenged intellectually which has been great.
I greatly appreciate how we began clinical out within the community our first semester, just practicing therapeutic communication and interacting with people put me one step ahead once we began at the hospital.
I really liked how much clinical experience we had. Also, the professors strive to make this the best possible experience that they can for the students. You form really solid relationships here, and you really grow as a person.
I loved how my professors would willingly meet with me to discuss concerns or questions that I had; they were also concerned about how I was doing with everything, I feel that they approach teaching their students with a holistic approach, which is the perspective they teach us to have as nurses. I also really appreciated the "family" feel of the nursing floor, it definitely enhanced my experience!
I appreciated the patient focused care that we received not just the NCLEX answers to questions. Also the hands on experiences we received were very helpful.
The professors had real life experience, were dedicated to our learning and very approachable when I had questions. The labs were well stocked and very advanced which enabled us to work on advanced nursing scenarios.
The instructors are so willing to help. They are always available outside of class and they really try to develop a personal relationship with students. I love that we were able to start clinicals our sophomore year because I received more hands-on experience.
The nursing department is my second family.
I appreciate the fact Carroll has a more holistic approach to their teaching style. I feel it has helped me become more empathetic and accepting of different people and cultures. It has also given me the confidence to know what to do in a job situation if trouble should arise. I appreciate that Carroll nursing will always be behind me once I graduate from this program.
I appreciated the amount of hours spent at clinicals, senior scenarios, capstone, and high expectations put on us because it made us strive to be better. I also felt the professors genuinely cared for us, wanted us to succeed, and were available to us to answer questions.
Not being a #, but being an appreciated student in the program. Having my professors know my goals, aspirations and professional concerns.
I love how this nursing program focused on the patients as a whole. I really feel that I am prepared to care for people and not just their conditions.
I feel it has been a wonderful fit for me. Teachers take the time to provide me with the help that I need and are truly invested in their students. I have had many experiences over the past four years which make me sure that I made the correct choice.
I feel like I am walking out of Carroll with the education I was expecting and then some. I feel as if I was exposed to many different aspects of care and there was not only an emphasis on the science of nursing, but also on the "art" of nursing.
This program met my needs in several ways. First, I was very impressed with my clinical experience. I felt that I gained the knowledge and skills necessary to be a competent nurse in each setting. I also feel that I have a very wide and complete knowledge base to work from and to build on.
The care and compassion of all those working at Carroll. Clinical opportunities were incredible!
I appreciated the resources we had available to us. I think that the holistic lab was a great place to study and I feel that our labs are a great place to practice skills.
The extensive clinical experience and willingness of the staff to dedicate themselves to each and every student going through the program.
.. .In addition to the professors, the equipment that we utilize in the program is top-line and enhances the student knowledge. Hands on work really create a safe environment to make mistakes and learn. Great visuals, great strict curriculum that helps you take each step to the higher level of nursing.
My class is very close and we are like a family, instead of competitive classmates. We had access to a lot of clinical experiences, and we were able to do a lot of skills instead of just observing.
Hard?...yes; Stressful at times?...definitely. Worth it?...every minute. I believe that these challenges help us to develop into resilient nurses.
I have had such an incredible experience here. I never thought I was going to be a nurse in my wildest dreams and now I get excited thinking about how I can help the world and Carroll nursing helped me find that part of me.
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