Admitted Students Day fuels excitement about Emory Nursing

By Andy Goodell | Woodruff Health Sciences Center | Feb. 5, 2018

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Jamie Dalton and Phoebe Chakshuvej.

Admitted Students Day is an opportunity for future students to really see what the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is all about. Two participants in Saturday’s event share thoughts on joining the Emory Nursing community and the nursing profession. 

Jamie Dalton, of Atlanta, attended Admitted Students Day with a keen interest in the ABSN program. 

Dalton says she’s interested in attending the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing because she knows that she can become a confident, skilled nurse at the school. With her first bachelor’s degree being in Human Organization and Development, Dalton says she’s ready to explore her calling in nursing. 

“I am ready to jump in with both feet on this new chapter in my life,” says Dalton. “I have the encouragement and support of my family and am ready to learn alongside other students with similar goals.” 

Phoebe Chakshuvej, of Dunwoody, Georgia, attended Admitted Students Day, having a strong interest in the AMSN program at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

Chakshuvej says there are a number of things she admires about the School of Nursing including the fact that over 500 clinical sites are available to students and that the SON is ranked 4th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. She also noted that the 100% NCLEX pass rate has stoked her interest in the school. 

Chakshuvej’s interest in health care goes back to her high school days and has stayed with her through earning a BA in Nutrition. Chakchuvej adds that she’s looking forward to building friendships and making unforgettable memories in nursing school. 

“In the summer following my freshman year of high school, I decided to volunteer at Northside Hospital,” says Chakshuvej. “The experience I had at Northside allowed me to discover my passion for preventative care and valuable health care service. I shadowed many professions and later realized in college that nursing was the best fitting career for my personality.”