Student Blogger JoHannah McKibben: Why You Should Choose Morningside

Jan 23, 2020 • Cross Country, Nylen School of Nursing, Student Writers
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Choosing a college can be overwhelming. For many high school students, it is the first time leaving home. The decisions that we are faced when it comes to choosing the right college can be endless. It is a big decision that has to be made and can make or break your college experience. The Morningside experience is why I chose Morningside. Here at Morningside, you aren’t just a number. Everyone is included whether it’s in the classroom, on the court, in the choirs, and all the other opportunities offered here at Morningside. johannah mckibben website

Going into my senior year of high school, I had only been on two college visits. Both visits, I knew that those places I could not call home. On my Morningside visit, I knew this place was going to be my home for the next four years. Morningside makes you feel like you are a part of a family and have a home away from home. The campus may be small but because of this, you are able to make so many close friendships. Another reason why Morningside is a great college is because of how easily you can talk to your professors to get help on classwork. I’m very grateful I found a college where I can feel so comfortable.

Morningside offers great opportunities with many activities. At Morningside, I am involved with women's track and cross country along with two work-study positions. Professors here are very understanding of athletics and both coaches and professors work well together to make sure no conflict arises between the two. We are very lucky to have such great staff here at Morningside.

I chose nursing as my major at Morningside. They are known for having one of the best nursing schools. I am only in my second semester of nursing school and already have learned so much. This semester I will start my clinical at the local hospitals. The nursing school really wants you to gain as much real-life experience you can while in school. This is just another Morningside experience that I am lucky to be part of.

Only being a sophomore at Morningside, I have already had so many great experiences. There are so many opportunities that anyone can be part of here. After visiting Morningside, I knew it was the right choice for me. When it’s time for picking the right college, consider my experience and choose your own Morningside experience.