Zachary Brotzman, Catholic '23, is a Nursing and Spanish for healthcare student from Baltimore, MD. 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 chose Catholic because of the opportunity to live and study in Washington, D.C. The opportunity to study in the Capital of the US while also having a beautiful campus was an opportunity that I couldn't pass up. Also, the people here make this place feel like home in a way that no other college felt like that I visited!"

Why do you want to be a nurse?

"I wanted to be a nurse to help families and patients during their most vulnerable times. I wanted to be a problem solver, a healer, and a friend for people in need. Being a nurse means that you get to be all three and so much more!"

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

"My favorite part is the community here. I have made some of the best friends of my life here at Catholic and all through different aspects of student life. I have nursing friends, friends that I made during orientation, and friends from my various on-campus jobs and clubs. All of them have become my family away from home and I don't think I could've replicated this at any other university."

What advice would you give to prospective students?

"Get involved. I work two different jobs on campus, am a part of so many different clubs, and am an active member of the ministry program here at Catholic. This is the best way to meet all kinds of people. If you're involved enough, pretty soon everywhere on campus you go, you'll see a smiling and familiar face that makes this campus in the big city feel like a little community that you'll never want to leave!"