Nurse Emily

Emily Cusick, 2013, Fairfield, CT

What are you up to?  I am currently a rising senior in the nursing program at Sacred Heart University. I play the tenor saxophone in the university band and I am a member of the Delta Zeta sorority. I've been working in the General Surgery unit at Stamford Hospital for a year now, and I just accepted a position in the Emergency Department at Saint Mary's Hospital!

How'd you get here? After lots of laughs, tears, and hard work, I'm finally one year away from becoming a Registered Nurse. I love that I've gotten experience in the hospital prior to graduation, it's definitely given me more confidence in the field that I'm going into. I've put in a lot of time into studying and clinical hours and I'm excited to see it all pay off.

What are your goals? I hope to one day be a nurse in the Emergency Department, and to later continue my education and become a Doctor of Nursing Practice. I've had amazing learning experiences both inside the classroom and at clinical, and hope to eventually become a nursing professor at a university.

Advice for WHS Students? Time goes by faster as every year of school goes by. Don't wish away your time and always live in the moment. Embrace new opportunities, you'll never know what kind of experiences you'll have or what friends you will make along the way until you try something new. Travel as much as you can, you won't regret it!

What is your favorite snack food? Chips and guacamole for sure, or anything that I can put hot sauce on.