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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

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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Reflections from Alex: A CS BSN Student

Surviving the CTA With seven different train routes and hundreds of different bus routes, riding public transportation in Chicago can seem very intimidating at first. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago my whole life, and I was the girl who drove her car everywhere. The only bus I had ever taken was the…
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Reflections from Alex: A CS BSN Student

An Introduction Hi! My name is Alex Riley and I am a senior nursing student at Hope College. It’s okay if you have never heard of my school, as most people have not. It is a tiny, liberal arts school in Holland, Michigan. It is a quaint town where Dutch people sell wooden shoes and…
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