Alexandra Maye, BA, RN

2011

  • Graduated EMT-B certified from an Allied Health/Magnet high-school where I was awarded the Citizenship Award and competed in both state and national Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) competitions.

  • Began college at University of Maryland, College Park (woot woot!) as a Biology and Criminology & Criminal Justice double major.

2013

  • Changed my major to solely Criminology and Criminal Justice to have the opportunity to incorporate more  non-science classes into my course load. 

2014

  • Participated in the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) (now  the Summer Health Professions Education Program -- SHPEP) at New Jersey Medical School – one of the moments where I realized the role of the nurse resonated with me the most.

2015

  • Studied Public Health abroad in Manipal, India! I had the opportunity to learn more about maternal and child health in India while comparing and contrasting health practices in the U.S. and India.

  • Registered for a University of Maryland Public Health course where guest speaker, Vickye Hayter, RN, explained how she lowered the infant mortality rate in Santa Clara, CA through her role as a Registered Nurse.  Applied to nursing school a day later.

  • Graduated from UMD – Go Terps! (One of the best 4 years ever!)

  • Began nursing school!

2016

  •  Became involved my the school's Student Government Association  and was elected as the student liaison for the Student Services Committee.

  • Attended my first New Jersey Nursing Students, Inc. convention. I went to  their delegate meeting and was nominated and elected as the Breakthrough to Nursing Director.

2017

  • Presented my Breakthrough to Nursing presentations to elementary schools in New Jersey.

  • Won "Most Successful Breakthrough to Nursing Project" from the National Student Nurses Association  (NSNA) for my project: "Breakthrough to Nursing: Inspiring Our Youth".

  • Elected  as the 2017-2018 President (hey now!) of New Jersey Nursing Students, Inc.

2018

  • Graduated from the most challenging educational journey to date and PASSED the NCLEX-RN two weeks after graduation! 

  • Successfully led New Jersey Nursing Students, Inc.'s 66th Annual convention and  completed my term as President.

  • Launched my website/blog! <3

  • Took 9 months post graduation to spend time with family, travel, practice self-care, and live more intentionally.

  • Began working on a emergency room observation/telemetry/post cardiac catheterization/ medical-surgical/ stroke  unit & completed my 14 week orientation.

  • Panelist for The Nurse Link NYC Nurse Expo speaking on advocacy, empowerment, and mentorship.

2019

  • Dr. Oz Future of Nursing Scholarship Finalist.

  • Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) 2019 Northern Regional Leadership Conference and Southern Regional Leadership Conference keynote speaker.

  • New Jersey Nursing Students Inc. 67th Annual Convention focus session speaker.

  • Essex County College Nursing Commencement Keynote Speaker.

  • National Academy for Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience speaker and panelist.

  • New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN) 2019 Nurse Recognition Award recipient

    • "Youngest to ever receive an NJLN Nurse Recognition Award. Usually reserved for those with a long illustrious career, she has helped to create a new category for those who follow in her footsteps to recognize individuals at the beginning of their journey who are destined to make their mark as a role model and inspiration to others in pursuing a career in nursing and healthcare.” - New Jersey League for Nursing 2019 Board of Directors

2020

  • Career promotion and a start of a new position!

  • Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.

 ...the rest is still unwritten!

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