Carolyn Osbourn is a 21-year-old Nursing student. The Boston native came to Pace University in September of 2004, excited to be living so close to the world-famous New York City. She immediately immersed herself in the University, joining S.N.A.P., Student Nurses of Pace, where she has held several E-board positions including President, and becoming a student tour guide for the Welcome Center. A Pace advocate through and through, she says, “I absolutely love sharing my Pace experience with prospective students and their families.” Carolyn also says that she made some of her dearest friends while living in Dow Hall her first year, people with whome she remains close today.
When asked about her decision to become a Nursing major, Carolyn says that it was not clear-cut at first. She debated between several fields in medicine from physical therapy to psychology to nursing, but decided that nursing fit her personality best. “I love the fact that nurses are the ones who are there for the patient all times to provide care, comfort, teaching, and be an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on while people are going though an incredibly stressful and scary time,” she says. Carolyn has been extremely happy with her choice, explaining that she has become very close with her fellow Nursing classmates and enjoys the various events that S.N.A.P. hosts, including a trip to the Bodies exhibition in Manhattan.
In the future, Carolyn plans to continue her studies part-time as a student of Lienhard’s Family Nurse Practitioner program. She also plans to work full-time as a registered nurse in Westchester County on either a medical or surgical floor or in some aspect of the critical care unit.
To her fellow Pace University students, Carolyn offers the following advice: “Number one, don’t go home on the weekends! Number two, work on campus!” Carolyn explains that some of her fondest memories are weekends she spent here at Pace and that time at Pace University goes too quickly to spend it all at home. She also explains that getting a job on campus may not be the most lucrative means of earning money, but that the friends and contacts you make working on campus hold their value, not to mention the flexible work hours. As a final note, Carolyn says, “I love meeting new people, so if you see me around campus, come up and say hello!”