Congrats to the Grads! Profiles in Success—2015

 

Christina Chatelain: On a mission 

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After high school, Christina Chatelain knew she wanted to attend a Catholic college or university in the mid-Atlantic, but she wasn’t sure which one, and she wasn’t certain what she would study.

The Cambridge, Mass., native applied to Georgian Court where she also asked to be considered for the Mercy Mission scholarship, a full-tuition award good for four years.

“When the admissions office called to say I got it, I almost screamed and hung up the phone!” Christina recalls. “That scholarship changed everything. I don’t know who or what I would have been without the people I met her, who pushed me into leadership positions, who pushed me into nursing.”

The 23-year-old nurse, who recently returned from an academic tour of Costa Rica (ask her  exudes confidence and nursing know-how, but that wasn’t always the case.

I went from not believing in myself and going through hard times when I questioned, ‘Can I really do this?’ to graduating nursing school with honors. It’s a whole new mentality. — Christina Chatelain

A caring environment

“I knew nursing was something I wanted to do, but I doubted myself,” she says. “I knew that I wanted to take care of people and my mom was an inspiration. She takes care of people with disabilities and sometimes she’d share stories about their disadvantages. Through her, I understood the need for respectful, compassionate care.”

After years of study and months of clinical experience at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Christina knows exactly what she wants to do—nursing education.

“I also want to get my master’s degree in nursing, become a clinical instructor, and get more minority students into nursing,” she says. “Sometimes in hospitals you don’t see a lot of nurses or doctors of color, and you may think, ‘That’s not for me.’ But when you become one of them, that perception can change.”

Next story—Success, Determination, Vision: Read all about it with Megan Kelly

 

 



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Christina Chatelain: On a mission 

IMG_2810

After high school, Christina Chatelain knew she wanted to attend a Catholic college or university in the mid-Atlantic, but she wasn’t sure which one, and she wasn’t certain what she would study.

The Cambridge, Mass., native applied to Georgian Court where she also asked to be considered for the Mercy Mission scholarship, a full-tuition award good for four years.

“When the admissions office called to say I got it, I almost screamed and hung up the phone!” Christina recalls. “That scholarship changed everything. I don’t know who or what I would have been without the people I met her, who pushed me into leadership positions, who pushed me into nursing.”

The 23-year-old nurse, who recently returned from an academic tour of Costa Rica (ask her  exudes confidence and nursing know-how, but that wasn’t always the case.

I went from not believing in myself and going through hard times when I questioned, ‘Can I really do this?’ to graduating nursing school with honors. It’s a whole new mentality. — Christina Chatelain

A caring environment

“I knew nursing was something I wanted to do, but I doubted myself,” she says. “I knew that I wanted to take care of people and my mom was an inspiration. She takes care of people with disabilities and sometimes she’d share stories about their disadvantages. Through her, I understood the need for respectful, compassionate care.”

After years of study and months of clinical experience at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Christina knows exactly what she wants to do—nursing education.

“I also want to get my master’s degree in nursing, become a clinical instructor, and get more minority students into nursing,” she says. “Sometimes in hospitals you don’t see a lot of nurses or doctors of color, and you may think, ‘That’s not for me.’ But when you become one of them, that perception can change.”

Next story—Success, Determination, Vision: Read all about it with Megan Kelly

 

 



Return to our Commencement 2015 roundup, or contact the  Office of Marketing & Communications to learn more about our standout students! 

 

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