The San Diego NROTC nurse club is especially unique to the unit in a wonderful way. You won’t find a group of eleven women as intelligent, as full of leadership qualities, or as distracted by bulging veins anywhere else in the unit—perhaps anywhere else in the world!
The nurse club instills confidence in its members’ skills, knowledge, and capabilities (both for becoming a nurse and a naval officer) by providing various opportunities to its members. This was done through question and answer sessions with currently successful Navy nurses, as well as through hands on practice and experience. Events held this semester included:
Dining with DUINS students who are currently attending graduate school, courtesy of the Navy. They shared their personal career histories, recommendations for how to improve the chances of being selected for DUINS, and insightful information related to the academic pursuits with us.
Participating in the annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count, known as WeALLCount. WeALLCount enables our region to better understand the scope, impact and potential solutions to homelessness; and empowers our community to qualify for funding that is essential to addressing the issue.
Attending a relocation class to assist in preparing many of us for our very first PCS move.
Perhaps the most exciting event this semester was an informational dinner with 13 other naval nurse officers. They answered many of our questions regarding the duty stations we will be checking into and shared their leadership advice and personal lessons learned.
Nine of the eleven nurses graduated and commissioned in May. Needless to say, it was a successful semester.
Midshipman Jessica Maskiewicz
Nursing Club President, Spring 2016