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Megan Nortan
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Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Hometown: West Caldwell, New Jersey

What was the best part of your experience as a student at Caldwell University?

The best part of my experience as a student at Caldwell University was becoming actively involved in my sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon, as a freshman. I later had the opportunity to serve as the president in 2021. It was a humbling experience that taught me many skills, such as leadership and organization, that I know I will carry with me throughout my life.

Where are you headed now? 

I recently received an offer for my dream job in the neonatal intensive care unit at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center as a registered nurse!

Life lessons learned at Caldwell? 

During my time at Caldwell, I had gone through so much self-growth and learned that my education will never be complete. There is always room for growth and knowledge in and out of the classroom. There are life lessons in all things you do. 

Who helped you get here that you want to thank? 

One professor I would like to acknowledge is Nursing Professor Bettina Eulie. She pushed me to grow week by week and helped me find my voice and confidence in nursing. My critical thinking skills flourished because of her, and I feel I have been shaped immensely into the student and nurse I am today because of her.

Aside from educators at Caldwell, I would like to thank my nursing support system of friends I grew with and overcame many adversities with. There were many moments of uncertainty and doubt, but there was always a sense of comfort knowing I truly wasn’t in it by myself. 

I also would like to thank my family for constantly pushing me to succeed and celebrating me when I did.

Favorite spot on Caldwell’s campus?

My favorite spot on campus is definitely the courtyard on a nice spring day with friends!

Other highlights of your time at Caldwell?

I became a member of five honor societies. I was a student representative of the Alumni Association and the Academic Affairs Board of Trustees. I was an active member of the Caldwell University Student Nurse Association