Caleb Edbauer, Catholic '23, is a Nursing major from Buffalo, NY. He shares why he chose to attend Catholic University and the Conway School of Nursing, and what advice he has for prospective students.

Why did you choose to attend Catholic University?

"I first came to Catholic University when I was 10 when my brother toured the school looking at colleges to attend. Eight years later, I came back and toured it again and fell in love the campus. I loved the Basilica and all the green spaces. Catholic also has one of the best Nursing programs which is what I was looking to do for a career. Everyone on campus was also so friendly and inviting. I had a great experience touring the school. I also wanted to do ROTC at CUA which has an amazing program connected to GU. I only applied to Catholic University and local school in NY because I knew CUA was the school I wanted to attend."

Why do you want to be a nurse?

"I want to be a nurse because I always found the medical field to be the most interesting. I find purpose in being able to help people. I found it was the one topic that I exceled in, and I found a passion for it. It also was a major that I could combine with Army ROTC so I could live both my passions in life. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be in the Army and later in high school I found my passion for nursing in BIO MED class."

What's been your favorite part of being a student at Catholic University?

"My favorite part of being a student at Catholic University is the great community we have here. It really feels like a family away from home. I also love all the opportunities it opens me up to."

What advice would you give to prospective students?

"My advice to prospective students is to pick a major that you actually find interesting. I know everyone says that, but I think it is super important to sit and think about. I would also advise that you should hit the ground running with college. I think people get overwhelmed with being at college for the first time and away from home. College life is important, but really put your best foot forward right away."