What Graduates Are Saying

Class of 2020 Carroll College Nursing Graduates

What 2019 Graduates Are Saying

2019 Carroll College Nursing graduates explain what they appreciated most about our nursing program:

The holistic nursing approach and how much we truly got to know our professors as well as our classmates. I truly believe I couldn't have received a better education.

I really appreciated that the professors and the program hold every student to the highest standard of professionalism and accountability. This starts as sophomores and carries throughout our time at Carroll; preparing us to be the best students and ultimately the best nurse.

I appreciated the support that was offered by nursing faculty. They work with you and continuously have your back all while expecting us to meet the high standards of what it takes to be a Carroll nursing student. I appreciate how well prepared we are. 

I appreciated my professors and the knowledge, wisdom, patience, sacrifice and support they provided me with over my time at Carroll. I appreciated my senior scenarios and felt I learned most through them.

The knowledge and expertise of all the nursing staff to best prepare me for my career in nursing.

I appreciated the focus on holistic care, therapeutic communication, and professional communication

The faculty! They are incredibly supportive, highly intelligent, and kind. They have helped shape me into the person and nurse that I am today.

The individualization of student/faculty relationships and how personalized our education was. Being able to lean on not only your peers but your professors for support as well is incredibly important.

I appreciate how much my professors care about my success as a nurse. Any time I needed extra support, advice, or clarification, my professors were willing to go out of their way to make sure I found success.

Starting clinicals our sophomore year was great and gave me a firsthand look at what I would be learning.

The community aspect, the close relationships with the faculty, the sweet, caring and driven professors who truly want you to succeed and inspire you daily, watching the transformation and growth of all of my classmates

The level of academics I received, as well as the caring nursing staff

I appreciated the one on one time with professors, especially during lab times when we were learning our most important skills. I appreciated the pace at which classes were set, it never felt overwhelming or like we had too little to do.

I appreciated the close relationship I was able to have with my professors and the amazing opportunities I have had in this program from learning holistic care to practicing in the many clinical environments!

How much the professors care about our success and how close knit the class becomes. I really appreciate the dedication the professors have for our success. I felt I could approach any professor at any time with a problem and they would be more than willing to help.

Small classroom sizes, personal relationships with professors, simulations.

How much the nursing faculty invests into the students. It is a rigorous program and they challenge you, yet will partner with you to ensure your success.

The faculty and their dedication to our education. I really feel like we have the tools necessary to become excellent nurses!

Our professors knew us by name, small enough class to where we could get one on one time when we needed it. The holistic aspect and focus on compassion.

The closeness with all of my classmates and professors.

I appreciate how every professor makes it their personal mission to make us excited and prepared to be a nurse. I am so grateful for the small class size that made me feel comfortable asking questions and going to my professors for help. Above all else, I am so appreciative that our professors encourage us to reach for whatever nursing dream job we want.

I appreciated the nursing faculty and staff that supported each and every one of us inside and outside the classroom. We were taught practical skills to apply to our profession and our lives forever.

Small class sizes, hands on scenario and skills work, clinical throughout the program in all different areas of nursing.

How much the professors believed in us!

The hands-on approach the professors take through labs

Small class sizes, feeling of family within the cohort

Scenarios where so realistic and everything came together in the end

What 2018 Graduates Had To Say

2018 Carroll College Nursing graduates explain what they appreciated most about our nursing program:

The most encouraging portion of this nursing program is the support of the nursing professors. I have always felt cared for, supported, and prepared because of the passion and drive the professors have shown.

The amount of time and effort the nursing faculty put in to ensure the class of 2018 was successful! Thank you!!

The amount of help received from the educators and preceptors. They helped us so much and put in so much time for us to help us succeed. I really felt supported in this program and like we really were close as a class and that our teachers wanted us to do well. I'm so grateful for the amount of time we had in clinical and what we had for Capstone.

The availability of faculty to meet each student's needs.

I love the dedication of the professors. They truly went above and beyond for their students and always did their best to meet them where they were at. I loved how inclusive things were when it came to class time as well as even outside. There is such a feeling of ongoing support.

I really appreciated how available the faculty always was for us students!

The amount of time and energy the faculty spent ensuring I would become a competent and compassionate nurse. I also love the holistic lab and the simulation lab - it was great experience to be able to practice acute and chronic disease processes on a manikin before going out into the real world.

Everything! All of the teachers here are very passionate and caring. They are also all very intelligent and great at what they do. Every single one of them have been beneficial in my education.

How kind the nursing professors are and how much they want to help you.

Our professors not only teach us to the best of their abilities, but they go to all lengths to ensure our success. They prepare us, call us to a higher level, but have an open door policy and listen to us as human beings. I love our professors and they truly do give the appropriate rigor and love to this program. They are, without a doubt, the best part of this program.

I appreciate all of the time each nursing professor puts in to make this program run. I have learned so much from this program.

The amount of clinical hours we were able to complete in a variety of settings.

I loved doing the scenarios, capstone seminar, and the opportunity to do so many different clinicals.

The time the nursing professors spent with us.

Online programs, professor availability, labs!

The professors, because of how passionate and helpful they are.

The amount of support and time the professors take to make sure we are successful in the program.

I appreciated the close knit program, and scenarios.

I appreciated how open the professors are to help everyone. I also loved the online supplemental resources.

The staff's dedication and passion for their program.

I appreciated the unfailing support from the nursing faculty and staff. All of the staff truly care about us as students and do everything they can in order to help us succeed.

Availability of faculty to help with any questions/concerns

The professors were always there for help and very supportive. I also liked that the program started in sophomore year rather than junior year.

The support and passion from the nursing staff.

The genuineness of the nursing staff along with the accurate preparation and information given.

I always felt like the nursing professors were there to help me in my journey and never giving up on me. They were always available to answer my questions.

The faculty was really supportive.

The amount of support the nursing faculty provides us.

The faculty's dedication to their students' success. I always felt supported in my learning by the staff and I could not have asked for any better educators.

I appreciate how the program pushed me to my potential. I really enjoyed and took advantage of the challenges that came at me.

I appreciate the feeling that professors want you to succeed and will do anything to help you. They take real, practical situations from their careers as nurses and help equip you with skills to handle those situations. There is a good mix of personalities/teaching styles within the program too, which is helpful and realistic to a real work environment.

The professors are willing to give you the best experience and teach in the most appropriate way for each class. Simulation throughout nursing school has helped me be prepared to be a new graduate nurse and sets me up for success in any scenario I may come across. Having the opportunity to have so many clinical hours and opportunities than other schools has also benefited me and prepared me for a new graduate nurse.

The professors, and their willingness to really help us be the best we can.

I appreciate all I have learned, and how kind the professors are. The willingness to work with us all individually was really helpful in times of struggle.

The support from the nursing department and the simulations.

The relationship between the students and the teachers. It was a very safe environment for learning and making mistakes. I really enjoyed lab times and clinical time as most programs do not receive as much hands on experience. The change in hospitals for med/surg was an amazing learning experience as well as an opportunity to experience multiple fields of nursing throughout rotations.

What 2017 Graduates Said

The honest feedback, stories and well-rounded experiences that we had as students! Employers that I have talked to know and trust the Carroll program to produce quality graduates that are prepared and willing to learn. I appreciated the check-in with preceptors during the clinical process. The honest and constructive feedback especially senior year allowed me to reflect on areas that I was weaker in and left room for encouragement and growth which was a great spot to be as a student! I am so proud of how far I have come!

The faculty are absolutely excellent and so supportive! They make so many sacrifices for us and make all the difference in this program.

I really enjoyed all of the clinical opportunity we received. I know a lot of other majors do not get the same experience out in the work place like we do and that helps bring together everything we learn in class. I am a visual learner so clinical along with lab time was extremely helpful. 

The nurses in the nursing program here are held to a higher standard. We are really expected to strive to become the best we can be. Yet, we never feel like we are being pushed against our will. We want to perform to the expectations of our professors and clinical preceptors because we respect them and their opinions. That is something that makes great nurses.

I loved how much clinical time we got in the hospital, especially Capstone. I learned so much there.

I am very grateful for the holistic lens that we were formed with at Carroll. I really appreciate all of the simulations and all of the clinical exposure that we received, as well as the opportunity to do post conference debriefing. I am grateful for the smaller class size and truly appreciative of all the professors who gave their best and shared their passions with us. I am especially grateful that in the Carroll nursing program the time was taken to form our character and time was given to teach us how to be virtuous nurses with integrity.

We started sophomore year with our exposure to the hospital. I liked how the department slowly eases you into working at the hospital, it makes the adjustment easier. I also like how many different floors we get to visit, it makes us exposed to several types of nursing. Also, simulations were AMAZING! I learned so much.

Being cared for--the professors know your name and care not only about your nursing career, but your life as a whole.

I really appreciated the clinicals available at this institution. I liked the hands on approach because this allowed me to connect the material in lecture. Also, this approach really impressed my employer when I was interviewing to get a job and hired me on the spot. I really appreciated all the nursing professors and their support in my journey.

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 number, 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.