Experiencing Morningside: Josie Scheer

December 5, 2018, in Profiles

Transfer Student

Class of ‘19

Nursing major


What made you decide to transfer to Morningside?

I decided to transfer to Morningside after one semester at what I thought was my dream college to attend. The atmosphere at Morningside was so inviting and the professors/ staff care for you as a person and not just a number. I graduated from high school with a class of 40, so I'm a small town girl. I love the size of Morningside, it's big enough to have a lot of options, but small enough to still have a family atmosphere.

How was the process of transferring to Morningside?

The process was very simple. I was upset at first to be transferring and had feelings of doubt, but after my first visit and meeting with Amy, everything went so smoothly. I felt at home. I had my first meeting with the nursing school staff and learned about the program, that's when I knew this was the right choice for me.

How did your previous institution help prepare you for life at Morningside?

I attended the previous institution, Creighton University, without knowing anyone. I made new friends, joined clubs, attended study groups. It helped bring me out of my shell, so then when I came to Morningside at semester, I wasn't so shy. I was able to form friendships that will last a lifetime.

What activities are you involved with at Morningside?

I'm involved in MSNA (Morningside Student Nurses Association).

What advice would you give to a student thinking of transferring to Morningside?

The decision to transfer to a different college is huge. Keep an open mind to find exactly what you want. Reach out and gather all the information you can about a potential college. All in all, follow your heart, and go with what feels right for you.

What's been your best Morningside experience so far?

My best Morningside experience so far has been living in the residence halls the first year I transferred. It got me involved more on campus and I was finally able to embrace the "full college experience" I was lacking at my previous college.

What do you plan to do after Morningside?

I have one year left at Morningside College. After graduation in May of 2019, I plan to follow my dreams of being a nurse and work in the Emergency Room department in one of the local hospitals.