July 18, 2023
Pierina Jijon

Pierina Jijon is a Conway School of Nursing graduate, Class of 2018. She's a registered nurse/ travel nursing with Medical Solutions. She shares her advice for the incoming Class of 2027.

Why did you choose the Conway School of Nursing at Catholic University?

"I chose the Conway School of Nursing for the amazing area and small classes!"

Tell me about one of your favorite memories of the nursing school or Catholic University.

"Graduation! It was the happiest day of my life!"

How did your education and your experience at the School of Nursing or University change you?

"The support I got from my professors made me confident that not only could I finish nursing school but that I would be a great nurse. I’ll forever be grateful to Dr. Steffan for helping me make the decision to be an oncology nurse! Looking back, I really appreciate the clinicals that we had. They exposed us to different cultures and populations. It really let us see different sides of nursing and eventually helped you decide what you wanted to do."

What advice do you have for the incoming class of 2027?

"Keep going!"