Class of 2021: Nursing major inspired to help others

Class of 2021: Nursing major inspired to help others

 

Aly Griffin

What’s your major? 
My major is nursing.

Where are you from?
Atlanta, GA

Aly Griffin
Aly Griffin

Why did you want to pursue nursing?
Since I was young, I have had a passion for helping people who are in need. When my grandmother was diagnosed with cancer five years ago, I saw the impact the nurses had on her care. They made her feel comfortable and supported her throughout this difficult journey. This truly inspired me to want to be there for people during some of their most challenging times and to make their hospital experience a more positive one.

What was your favorite class/professor and why?
I really loved my first semester of nursing school! Every single professor was so encouraging and supportive. All of the classes were interesting, and it was the first time during my schooling that I was learning exactly what I would use in my everyday career. It was also really cool to be able to see almost everything that we were learning in the classroom being applied in the hospitals during our clinicals. This got me very excited to become a nurse, and it really validated that I had chosen the right major.

What are your plans after graduation?
I am moving to Colorado after graduation to pursue a residency program in a major hospital. The reason I chose to move to Colorado is that I love being outdoors, going on adventures, and hiking.

Why do you want to get into mission work?
Throughout my time in nursing school, I have seen that many people do not have access to healthcare; especially those in third world countries. Because of this, I was inspired to help those in need and use my nursing skills to serve in these communities.

Anything else you’d like to mention?
I want to thank my family, friends, and professors who have supported me throughout this journey. It has been very challenging, and I am so thankful to have had a wonderful support system during my time at Georgia College!