Melissa Baker - Student Spotlight

Melissa Baker was an honors student in UNMC College of Nursing’s BSN Program.

Why I chose nursing: After a multitude of health issues and hospitalizations, I realized just how special nurses were as a patient for both their physical and mental health. From that moment, I was determined to help others in the way I was helped while recovering in the hospital.

What I like about the honors program: I looked forward to this class every week! One thing I really enjoyed during this program was getting the opportunity to present at conferences and learning how important nursing research is for advancing healthcare.

Future career goals: My short term goal is to transition to an oncology clinic after getting experience in the hospital setting. After that, I would love to pursue my PhD and conduct research on palliative care.

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