Q&A with BSN traditional student Kylan Myers
Name, Program, Grad year: Kylan Myers, BSN Traditional, May 2020
What attracted you to Bellin College?
I grew up in a very small town, so naturally, I was attracted to Bellin College’s small class sizes. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to attend another small school, but once I attended an information session, I knew where my heart was set on going. Bellin has just about everything any prospective student could want, so after getting accepted, it was an obvious choice for me.
What has been the best part about being in school at Bellin College?
There are so many things that come to mind when being asked this question. If we were to look at it from an academic standpoint, I would say the best part of Bellin College is definitely the hands-on experience offered to us in the health science resource center (HSRC) in the lower level. While deciding on where I wanted to go to college, I toured many nursing schools and was less than impressed with what they had to offer. This is why attending a healthcare centered school is great. When looking at the best part of school from a social aspect, I would have to say the friends I have gained and the connections I have made with others are my favorite. Everyone at Bellin is so friendly, making it an even better environment or community to be a part of.
What made you pursue healthcare?
As a little girl, I was deathly afraid of animals, but for some bizarre reason, I always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. I don’t know if I thought I would get over my fears before graduating from school, or if I was like any other child that chose the first career that came to mind whenever asked. Throughout middle and high school, our guidance counselors always had us take career path quizzes. Each time I took these, nursing was in my top three. Unlike many, I do not have a parent or grandmother or even a sibling that is a nurse. I didn’t know much about nursing until my junior year of high school. After attending an information session and working as a certified nursing assistant (CNA), it was then I decided that nursing was the path for me. I had no revelation or moment that it occurred to me, I just knew that nursing was the right choice for me.
What are your future goals? What do you see yourself doing after graduation?
After graduation, I plan on moving back to my hometown in northern Wisconsin. Since I have not yet had any specialty clinical experience, I am not 100% sure what area I hope to be in. As long as I am working as a nurse, I am sure I will be happy. My hopes are to stay working as a nurse, but I would definitely consider going back to get my MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner once I have gained enough experience as an RN.
Any advice for students who might be thinking about coming to school at Bellin College?
If you are thinking about coming to Bellin College even a little bit, I say go for it. My expectations as a senior in high school have changed drastically from my reality as a now senior in college. Bellin College may not be well known everywhere yet, but I can promise you that in the Green Bay area, it has an excellent reputation and there is a reason for it. No matter what degree you are coming to Bellin College for, have an open mind and be ready to learn more than you ever thought possible! This is a great school that I am so thankful to be attending.