about your nursing internships.
are a very big part of the nursing major. It is a place where the classroom and
real-world experience come together to educate a student nurse, even as we take
care of a sick patient and their family. As a student nurse, I learned the most
from my patients. They taught me how to have patience, a healing touch and to
be present at the bedside both physically and emotionally. Having a holistic
approach to bedside care is taught at St. Joe’s from the very beginning, and it
is an integral part of my current nursing career.
clinical experiences, student nurses are able to practice all forms of nursing,
from labor and delivery, to intensive care units, to community agencies, and to
the pediatric units. Student nurses will be able to find a form of nursing that
will engage, challenge and let their passion grow within the field.
Why or what
do you love about St. Joe’s?
will always have a special place in my heart. The active student and alumni
community, the Sisters of Mercy, and the friendships that I have formed will
always be cherished. I love the feeling of “coming home” that I have when I
walk onto campus. I love the smell of flowers blooming in front of Xavier in
the spring and I love the traditions of St. Joe’s.
about your job.
I work at
Children’s Hospital Boston as a clinical analyst within the Information Systems
Department and as a registered nurse within the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care
Unit. As a clinical analyst, I work side by side with caregivers to change,
modify, edit, and start projects that will help them stay at the bedside, while
documenting care throughout the electronic medical record. One of my goals is
for the nurse and prescriber to spend less time working on the computer and
more time at the bedside with the patient and their families.
Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit, I take care of critically ill children
and their families throughout their stay in the ICU.
you land the job you have?
experiences at St. Joe’s helped me land my current nursing position. I learned
to have confidence in my nursing skills, be a strong advocate for my patient
and their family, and never feel afraid to ask for help. I was very prepared to
be a nurse upon graduation.
for new students?
matter the major, please make sure you become involved at the college. There
are many different ways to be an active member. One place to start is within SJC Student Activities. Join a club and make a positive difference.
The memories, friendships and relationships that are formed during these times
will be well worth it!