My first semester of the Nursing Program at MCPHS University has been challenging and exciting. I have learned so much in the past four months. My classes have been incredible and inspiring. My favorite course was my Anatomy and Physiology Lab because it was absolutely fascinating, but also my most challenging. I remember on the first day of lab, my instructor went over all of the things that we were going to learn during the semester: the different types of tissues, along with their structure and function, every bone in the body as well as every bump and dent on each and why it’s there, and finally, the entire muscle system. I thought it would be impossible. However, somehow I made it through the semester and learned an extraordinary amount of knowledge about the human body. When I finished that course, I was sad that it was over, but proud that I completed it.
With all the stress of those tough classes, the city has been such an amazing environment for me to have fun and relax when the academics have gotten a little too taxing. Living in the heart of Boston has been an incredible adventure. There is just so much to see and do to get the full Boston experience. Over the past semester I was lucky enough to do so many unique activities such as taking a short walk down to Fenway Park and taking part in the Red Sox parade, and taking a train ride to watch the Christmas Tree Lighting. I’ve been immersed in the vibrant culture of Boston and loved every second of it. The city has an unbelievable atmosphere and I am so thankful that I get to be a part of it.