The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Student Ambassador Valerie Casimir '25

Apr 14, 2022

Nursing Track: 4-year Nursing Major

Graduation year: 2025

Hometown: Canton, MA

What inspired me to choose a career in nursing?

I chose nursing because I have always been a very compassionate person so choosing a field where that is highlighted was very important to me. Medicine has always been intriguing to me, so I love that nursing encompasses both medicine and compassion. I love the deep connection that nurses can make with their patients, since nurses are there for them during their most vulnerable moments.