At the beginning of this Fall semester, we sent an email out to our students, inviting them to enter a photo contest on Instagram with the prompt “Why I want to be a nurse.” Holly McNulty, senior at the College of Nursing, won the contest with this excellent photo and story:
This photo of my Grandma, circa 1958, was taken shortly after her arrival here in the U.S. Originally from England, she was recruited to Cleveland to continue her career at Mt. Sinai Hospital. She was a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse focusing primarily in Pediatrics. In England, she held the position of head nurse working at different hospitals in London and throughout the surrounding cities. My Grandma to this day is one of my best friends, and I am so thankful for her impact on my life #ProudKentNursingStudent #whatmotivatesyou #blessed #followinginherfootsteps
Holly’s prizes include a one-on-one session with self-care coach Michelle Bozeman, a 15mL bottle of lavendar essential oil, a College of Nursing yoga mat, a College of Nursing water bottle, and other self-care resources!