My name is Lane Scott, and I am currently a third year at The Ohio State University. I started out my freshman and sophomore year majoring in Radiation Therapy. I was admitted into the program, but later decided that program was not for me. I went on to apply to the College of Nursing my 2nd year, and I was accepted! I still struggle with the fact that I will be attending college for 5 years, but after my first semester I really believe nursing is the right choice for me. I went to a very small high school in Ohio and graduated with 45 students in my class. My first year at OSU was a bit of a culture shock, but I have grown to love this university!
In my free time, I enjoy working out, playing sports, and hanging out with family and friends. I grew up playing soccer and basketball, and I really enjoy getting a group of friends together to go out for a scrimmage. This semester I am working on getting a group of my peers together to play in an indoor soccer intramural. My roommates and I all enjoy sports and working out has brought us all closer together. I live in an off-campus house with 3 other girls, and we all have really good relationships with each other. Even though I live off campus, I still go home every Sunday for brunch with my family. Family is very important to me and I believe that I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. I have a sister and a brother, with me being the middle child. My older sister had a little girl in 2017, and so a new name I go by is “auntie Lane”. I love being able to be a part of her life, and I look forward to watching my niece grow up!
When I am not studying or in school, I work quite often. I am currently a caregiver for a woman with mental disabilities. I love my job, and I am really excited that my future career is in the same field as my job. When I first started nursing school, I thought I knew what I wanted to do (work in pediatrics). However, the more patient populations I am introduced to the more I feel like I want to work with everyone. I am very interested in psychiatrics, geriatrics, pediatrics, and neonatal. I believe there is so many options as a nurse, and I am eager to be able to work with every population of patients that I can. I believe my overall goal for my career is to be a nurse practitioner, and possibly a nursing instructor one day.
The start of this semester intimidated me tremendously, but after the first week I have become more confident in myself. I have made more friends in the College of Nursing, and I am looking forward to sharing more memories with my peers over the next two years. I am very excited to get my feet wet in the hospital this semester, as well as becoming more confident as a future nurse.