New grad helps students transition from school to practice

New grad helps students transition from school to practice

Erin is a recent grad who helped shape the NurseMentor program while she was an undergraduate.

Your dream nursing job

My background is in international development and public health, and I am passionate about reducing the global prevalence of preventable causes of death and disability. A nursing job where I could put this passion into action is one of my many dreams!

Best piece of advice you have ever been given?

Have the courage to live a life true to yourself, not the life others expect of you.

What quality do you think every nurse should have?

Empathy and sense of humor. 

What is your personal credo/motto?

Let your experiences make you better, not bitter. 

Best job you’ve had?

I really enjoyed working on planning this mentorship program. As a new graduate, I felt like I didn’t have the support I needed in transitioning to nursing practice, and the entire experience was very isolating.

It is my hope that this program will be able to facilitate a better experience for new cohorts of nursing students, so that their transition to practice is less difficult (and perhaps even enjoyable)!