Alice Blake ?22

    Alice Blake ’22

    Majors: Nursing

    Hometown: Viroqua, Wisconsin

    “Carthage’s direct admission nursing program allowed me to begin my nursing studies freshman year and allowed me to build relationships and a support system with my fellow classmates.”

    Annalisa Bucaro

    Annalisa Bucaro ’23

    Majors: Nursing

    Hometown: Addison, Illinois

    “I think that other students should consider nursing. It is a lot of work, but it is a high-demand field, and there will always be jobs. It is a very rewarding field if you are passionate about caring for others.”

    Catherine Casanovas

    Catherine Casanovas ’23

    Majors: Nursing

    Hometown: Yorkville, IL

    “I choose Carthage because of all the academic and athletic opportunities that they have to offer. The nursing program has great professors that support their student’s learning and share their passion for nursing. I am also able to be a student-athlete which has helped me make so many great connections here on campus and in the community.”

    James Castro

    James Castro ’24

    Majors: Nursing

    Minors: Business Administration

    Hometown: Kenosha, Wis.

    “I chose nursing over anything else because it truly is the most rewarding career! It can be a lot of hard work and stress, but the outcomes and words that patients give you can really make your day.”

    Benjamin Gabbey

    Benjamin Gabbey ’25

    Majors: Nursing

    Hometown: Wind Lake, Wisconsin

    “Nursing allows me to give care and compassion to those in need during some of the most desperate times of their lives.”

    Michelle Gorney ?25

    Michelle Gorney ’25

    Majors: Nursing

    Hometown: Oswego, Illinois

    “I love how the faculty are so easy to reach out to. I love how close people are here with one another. And I love the atmosphere in general.”

    Olivia Lawlor

    Olivia Lawlor ’23

    Majors: Nursing

    Hometown: Rockford, IL

    “The faculty helped me tremendously. Their office doors were always open for any questions you might have or even just to chat and hang out. They give you so many resources to make the tough content easier to comprehend.”

    Tanner Mickiewicz

    Tanner Mickiewicz ’23

    Majors: Nursing

    Hometown: Yorkville, IL

    “Everyone should consider nursing because, in my opinion, it’s one of the most rewarding fields. You are able to directly impact patients’ and family lives through your care and you can be the person to provide them with hope.”

    Kylee Olson ’22

    Majors: Nursing

    Hometown: Kaukauna, Wisconsin

    “Nursing is a career that allows you to focus on things much larger than yourself.”

    Allyssa Vargas ’22

    Majors: Nursing

    Minors: Spanish

    Hometown: Oswego, Illinois

    “The biggest surprise for me so far would have to be how much Carthage feels like home. Before going away for college, I never pictured myself loving a place so much.”

    Abigail Wetzel

    Abigail Wetzel ’24

    Majors: Nursing

    Hometown: Peoria, Illinois

    “I chose Carthage because of the incredible faculty within the nursing program and the small class sizes. You can tell that the nursing faculty want to get to know you, and you can create that professional relationship with them that will help you with internship and jobs in the future. Carthage Nursing has many opportunities to grow as a student and future healthcare staff member through our clinicals and internships.”

    Joseph White

    Joseph White ’24

    Majors: Nursing

    Hometown: Kenosha, Wisconsin

    “Other students should consider my major if they’re really passionate about providing care to people on a physical, mental, and emotional level. Nurses have the ability to impact the lives of individuals during their most vulnerable circumstances. It is an incredible feeling to provide comfort and support to others when they need it most.”

    Kyle Williamson ?24

    Kyle Williamson ’24

    Majors: Nursing

    Hometown: Minooka, Illinois

    “The Carthage nursing faculty taught me the importance of believing in my ability to impact the lives of others — not only physically, but mentally.”