Amanda Biehayn Nursing Major

Why did you come to Molloy?
I came to Molloy because I loved the environment.  Everyone is friendly and the campus is beautiful.  The nursing program has an amazing reputation and a high passing rate for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

What are the professors like at Molloy?
The professors are very approachable and helpful.  The faculty want to see their students succeed both in the classroom and clinical setting.

How does Molloy inspire your passions?
Molloy has inspired me to do my best.  Throughout the nursing program, professors always stress the question "why?"  This question has taught me to think more critically, especially in the clinical setting. Critical thinking is a major part of the nursing profession.

What type of internships did you take, or are looking to take?
I am currently looking into nurse externship programs at local hospitals for the summer of 2014.  This will enhance my hands-on learning experience in the hospital.

How is the campus life at Molloy?
There is always something to do on campus and it is very easy to get involved.  Over my past two years at Molloy, I have been involved with student government, student ambassadors, Relay for Life, cheerleading, and Molloy's chapter of Chi Eta Phi, which is a national nursing sorority.  All of these have allowed me to meet amazing and diverse groups of people.

What surprised you the most about Molloy?
What surprised me the most was how I was able to get a full college experience while being a commuter student.  Molloy has so much to offer and all one has to do is take advantage of it.

How was it to visit Italy?
I have gone on three International Education trips arranged through Molloy.  Italy has by far been the best one to date.  We stayed in Florence and words cannot describe the beauty of the city.  Other places we visited while we were there were Pisa, Siena, Lucca, and Rome.  It was great to be able to compare the Italian culture to American culture.  I hope to be able to return to Italy in the future.

How is Molloy changing your life?
Molloy has changed my life by allowing me to become more independent and mature.  Experiences such as caring for a patient in the hospital, traveling to Europe, and attending leadership conferences, have helped to shape me into the person I am today and the person I want to be in the future.

So far, what is your fondest memory of Molloy?
My fondest memory of Molloy so far has been attending the Villa Roma leadership conferences.  This set of experiences helped me to gain leadership skills and helped build my confidence especially in forming personal relationships, both with peers and faculty.  Motivational speeches by Bob Houlihan have also inspired me to become the best person I can be.