Graduation Spotlight: Abby Zornow, BSN (Traditional 4-Year Program)

Young woman posing on a bench. She is wearing white nurses coat.

What is your favorite DU Nursing memory?

I was able to watch a live birth and C-Section during my OB rotation. It solidified my passion for OB and fostered my love for women’s health.

What was your favorite late-night study snack?

Any kind of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream!!

Why did you choose to attend Duquesne University?

I chose to transfer into the nursing program because I had heard so many wonderful things about the program and the success of Duquesne nursing alumna. Plus, the clinical sites in Pittsburgh are unparalleled!!

What did you enjoy most about your time at Duquesne and/or as a Nursing student?

I enjoyed connecting with my professors. They provided me with so much guidance and support while applying for jobs, taking exams and getting through the challenges of nursing school!

What are you going to miss?

 I am going to miss study nights with other students and friends 🙂

What was your biggest achievement as a DU Nursing student?

 My two biggest achievements were getting my dream internship at UPMC Presbyterian and getting a 100 on my Pharmacology HESI exam.

What words of advice do you have for other students on how to make the most of the Duquesne Nursing experience?

 Always ask for help! The professors, advisors and NAP tutors are there to help you with anything you need relating to class. You need a lot of support to get through nursing school, and you shouldn’t be ashamed to ask for it!

What are your plans or goals for the future?

It is ultimately my goal to go into High-Risk Labor and Delivery nursing and then go to graduate school to become a Certified Nurse Midwife or a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Duquesne has supported me through my changing career goals and has provided me a strong foundation of knowledge for my future practice.

One thought on “Graduation Spotlight: Abby Zornow, BSN (Traditional 4-Year Program)

  1. Very, very impressive. Grandpa is so proud of you. And Grandma Dianne I’m sure is looking down with a lot of pride as well.


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