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Morgan O'Connor

Marcia Dale Aspire Scholar

Morgan O'Connor, Marcia Dale Aspire Scholar

What drew you to nursing?

My mom has been a nurse for 31 years, and so I guess you could say it has always been a part of my life. Growing up I realized that I wanted a job where I could make an impact every day while working with others. Early on I found my love for kids and soon after realized my heart was drawn to pediatric nursing.

What drew you to UW?

When on the hunt for a college, I wanted a few different things:

(1) Nursing
(2) Study Abroad
(3) Sorority Life
(4) Small town, but College atmosphere

When I was looking at schools during my junior year of high school, I realized that UW offered all of the above. I wanted to be close to home but also out of state. I stepped on campus and immediately felt at home. The people were beyond nice, I loved the size of the school, and in that moment realized I had found home for the next 4 years.

What drew you to Aspire?

In high school I was in Student Government and was Student Body President my senior year, so when I came to the university I wanted to find involvement in a leadership group if possible. I had learned about the Aspire program and immediately knew that I wanted to apply and join in on the leadership/community service aspect of the Nursing program.

Scholastic Honors and Awards

  • National Honor Society

  • Cardinal Academic Society: Chi Omega

Employment, Volunteer & Leadership Activities, Memberships

  • Director of Community Service: Chi Omega

  • Student Ambassador at the University of Wyoming

Aspirations for College and Beyond

When I graduate from college, I plan to be a travel nurse (hopefully beyond the United States) for as long as possible. I want to help individuals all over if possible and continue to learn the ways of Doctors and Nurses all across the world.


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