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Reflections from Kira: A CS Nursing Student

Well this is not the cheery, end of March update we were all hoping for. In the past few weeks lives across the country have been completely uprooted. In the midst of the COVID-19 tragedy Chicago Semester students were sent home to finish up their year online. Originally, nursing students were supposed to stay and…
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Reflections from Kira: A CS Nursing Student

It is finally March! As much as global warming is a total bummer, I am not mad at the 50-60 degree weather we have had the past few days. The sun is out and that changes everyone’s mood for the better. Unfortunately, since I have started working night shift and every weekend I have not…
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Reflections from Kira: A CS Nursing Student

It has officially been a month and a half since we came to Chicago. We are really in the thick of it here, finally finding our rhythm and routine. I have finally begun my hospital internship and have become acquainted with the unit I will be working on. Like all new things, the past few…
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Reflections from Kira: A CS Nursing Student

Hello! I am Kira Goetz, a senior nursing student from Hope College in Holland Michigan! I am spending my final semester of college back in my home state of Illinois, living it up in the Gold Coast area of Chicago. It will soon be a month since we moved in and we are finally getting…
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Reflections from Annie: A CS Nursing Student

Final Moments in the City   Three days…Three weeks have quickly become three days until the end of the semester. The end of my experience in the city. The end of nursing school. A beginning of my *official* adult life. The beginning of a new start. The beginning of finally contributing to society in a…
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Reflections from Annie: A CS Nursing Student

Oh my stars have the last several weeks flown by with both joys of the happy and bittersweet kinds. Adventures have included exploration of the Chicago Natural History Museum, ’80 & ’90s-themed milkshake bars, the “World’s Best Fried Chicken”, the creamiest of ice creams, the Art Institute, green rivers, the Cheesecake Factory Experience, nostalgia of…
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Reflections from Annie: A CS Nursing Student

Hello from the Windy City!   Week 1 A week into moving to Chicago, I was already absolutely in love with all of the experiences that Chicago has to offer.  Most of the first weekend was filled with orientation sessions that help us understand how to live in the city, but I also began to…
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Reflections from Alex: A CS BSN Student

New Beginnings Chicago semester Spring 2017 is officially over! I had a very positive experience with this program and I encourage those who are considering studying in Chicago to dive in head first as I learned so much about others and myself through this internship. Not only did I grow professionally, but personally as well….
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Reflections from Alex: A CS BSN Student

Faith > Fear I have just a few more weeks left working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. As I look back at where I started a few months ago, I see so much growth and independence in the clinical setting. Through out this experience, I have learned so much more than just maturing in my nursing…
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Reflections from Alex: A CS BSN Student

Pizza and Company This week one of my nursing professors from Hope visited the nursing students at Chicago semester and took us out to dinner. The six of us went to Giordano’s on Rush St. for some Chicago deep dish, which is my absolute favorite kind of pizza. J If you have never been, it should…
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