Meet Halle Elliott!

Halle is from Michigan and will be starting nursing school in 2019 at Wayne State University or Oakland Community College.  Halle decided that nursing was for her back when she was hospitalized for a surgical removal of her gallbladder due to her chronic illness. Once Halle is finished with nursing school, she has two specialties that would interest her! Those are pediatrics or genetics.  During this interview I asked Halle what she thought would be the hardest thing she would encounter in nursing school? Her response was, “ “ time “ I say time because you only get 24 hours in a day and if I’m working part-time and going to school full time I believe that time is going to be hard for me.” Halle believes that every nurse should enhance their education at the master’s level not only because the pay is well, but because nurses have worked so hard to get where they are today, why not go for that third degree!  She states, “I believe that everyone can do it!” Halle aspires to be a nurse practitioner one day but is not too sure what specialty she would like to work in. She would like to attend clinicals first and then make her decision. Halle has many hobbies outside of working and studying.  They include spending time with her friends and loved ones, binge watching Netflix, catching up on YouTube subscriptions, spa days, and trying new vegan restaurants! When asked how the mantra of Not Just Nurses applies to her, Halle answered, “Even though we are dedicated to our nursing programs we are more than what we study. “Not Just A Nurse “in my eyes applies to me being a strong woman, a daughter, sister, aunt, girlfriend etc. Not everything we do is documented. Somedays are rough days where you have personal problems going on or small setbacks thrown at you unexpectedly. But, other days are more positive and uplifting. “Not Just A Nurse” is being able to handle whatever is thrown your way.”  Halle would like to give some advice to you all!  She wants to tell everyone to trust the process because where there’s a will there’s a way! She knows there are plenty of days where we may feel overwhelmed and stressed, but in the end, it will all be worth it! She is thankful for being able to look back and say, “I made it”. She also states, “I would also say never compare your journey to anyone else’s because everyone is different and learns at their own pace. Earning your degree isn’t a race or competition!” Halle is not just a nursing student!