Rita Rogers, Catholic '23, is a Nursing major from Manassas, VA. She shares why she chose to attend Catholic University and the Conway School of Nursing, and what advice she has for prospective students.

Why did you choose to attend Catholic University?

"I chose to come here for several reasons! I was looking for a school that would challenge me both intellectually and spiritually--and I've found just that. As a 'country-girl,' it has been an unexpected but life-changing experience to be in the city! At Catholic, I've found a special place that is both small enough for finding community and large enough to draw faculty and students from such diverse backgrounds. Ultimately, the opportunities for growing in faith and meeting impressive students and faculty has been an irreplaceable blessing."

Why do you want to be a nurse?

"I have always looked up to nurses through the trust and comfort they've provided to my family through difficult times in the past! I have learned so much from the opportunity to see Christ in the humanness and vulnerability of each person."

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

"I have to say that my favorite part of being a student here has been the quality of students and faculty that I've encountered through my time in Nursing and Philosophy, and my experience through ministry and student government; I've gotten the chance to look up to people with quality of mind, quality of soul, quality of faith. This university teems with abundant joy and passion from its members!"

What advice would you give to prospective students?

"The time for college decisions is such a challenge! There seem to be so many open doors, expectations, and end-all-be-all choices. Just remember to stay open and excited when you have all these questions--believe that something so individually great is planned for you! College will not be exactly what you expected it to be, and that's what makes it so exciting. Embrace the uncertainty as an opportunity to jump into the unknown and open your heart to the greatness you have been made for!"