Hi my name is Brandon McSherry. I know that each of us in the Interdisciplinary Studies program at Plymouth State have our own quirky stories about how we ended up here so here goes mine. I started out at Plymouth State University in the Fall of 2012 as undecided but quickly applied for the nursing program after a few anatomy class pointed me in the right direction. I was amazed with the human body and I also knew I wanted to help people so I figure a great way to achieve both was to go into nursing. After being accepted into the program and taking all the prerequisite classes I started my clinical rotations at different facilities and regular nursing classes and I loved it but I found myself just barely getting by the B- threshold that needed to be maintained to stay in the program. I made it to spring semester of senior year (the first time around, more on that in a minute) but unfortunately wasn’t able to pass the last class. Now based on program policies I was able to sit and re-take the course again in hope of passing the class in the spring of the next year. So, I plan to do that and come back the next spring to finish the nursing program. The story goes that I come back the next spring and fail to pass the same course, this time by 0.3 points. Tragic.
Where this is all leading is to where I’m at now. I work on an Alzheimer’s unit in a nursing facility and find great joy in caring for those who are in need. It hasn’t at all gone the way that I had hoped when I started this journey back in 2012 but I would not give up the experiences that I have had for anything. This path that I have gone down has shaped me and I’m excited to see where the future brings me.