In the Moment: Lauren Farley

Name: Lauren Farley

Major: Nursing

Year: Senior

Hometown: Northvale, NJ

Clubs, Organizations, and Teams: Peer Mentor Supervisor, Orientation Leader, Campus Ministry Leadership Team, and I've been involved with MARYthon.

Hobbies: Shopping and just hanging out with friends. We go to Georgetown and go on hikes. It's more about the company than the activity.

What is your favorite part about being a student leader?

I just like that I get to meet so many people, whether they be the students I am serving or the other leaders I am leading with. I don't think I would get the opportunity to work with them if I weren't a student leader. I like developing the personal relationships.

Why did you choose Marymount?

For the Nursing program, and I have aunts, cousins, and grandparents that are in this area. So even though my immediate family isn't down here, my extended one is.

What is your favorite part about Marymount?

The small knit community. I am not just a number here, and everyone has the best interest in mind. I like that I can see people on campus and know their names.

What is the typical day in the life of Lauren Farley?

Oh God. Well, if I'm not waking up at 5AM and going to clinicals, I go to class until 4, then I go back to my apartment, work out, cook dinner, and hang out. I go to the library to do homework. Everyday is just really busy. A lot of caffeine. 

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Hopefully I will still be working as a NICU nurse. I am thinking about going to grad school to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner. I hope to be engaged, if that's in the cards, and to have my adult life going. 

What is your most memorable moment at Marymount?

I don't know if I can pin it down to one. The times that I get to be with my friends where we just have really genuine conversations are the best memories for me. 

What will be your biggest takeaway from Marymount?

I learned a lot about myself, and I think the positions I have been offered in leadership and nursing have helped me do that. I am so thankful to my friends and the experiences I have had here, I credit it all to Marymount. It will help me in the real world.

What is your dream job, and how do you plan to get it?

To be a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care) nurse after graduation. I am going to begin applying soon actually for different jobs, which is scary. I am willing to pay my dues, I might not get it right out of college, but it won't stop me from trying to get to where I want to be. I'd also like to go to Duke for grad school.

What is your favorite motto or quote?

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.

[Image Credits: Lauren Farley]