It’s freshmen orientation 2015. Mitchell Mozeyko is shown a picture of RMU students on their graduation day. He sees that some of them have a lot of honors cords and stoles hanging down from their necks. His orientation leader mentions that if you get involved on campus, you’ll walk away with more than just a college degree – you’ll gain endless opportunities and lifelong friendships.
“From that moment I had a goal set in my head,” says Mitchell. “I said ‘I want to walk out of this school with everything. I want to see it all. I want to do it all.’”
And that’s exactly what he did.
Despite nursing being one of the most time-consuming and demanding majors, Mitchell took hold of every opportunity that Robert Morris had to offer. He was president of the student nursing club, member of Residence Hall Association and Phi Delta Theta fraternity, a lab assistant in the RISE Center, Big Brothers, Big Sisters mentor, a peer mentor, and sat on the Dean’s Student Advisory Board.
When the opportunity came for Mitchell to travel to Ecuador with the nursing department and administer care to impoverished communities, he was the first to sign up.
“The experience itself was once in a lifetime and something I will never forget,” says Mitchell. “I’ve always wanted to travel the world, and to have had opportunity to do so while applying my nursing skills was priceless. The places I saw and the people I met will forever impact me.”
Mitchell’s desire to do it all didn’t stop on campus. He earned an internship at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP), where he took on many roles as a student.
He participated in the dedicated educational unit clinical experience through RMU for his pediatric rotation on the orthopedic/neuro/trauma unit at CHP. He then worked as a patient support assistant, intern on the cardiology floor & PICU, and patient care tech in the PICU.
Upon his graduation from RMU, Mitchell secured a full-time job as a registered nurse in the PICU at CHP, where he now works. But before starting his career, he walked across the commencement stage donning six different cords and stoles, fulfilling his goal that he set on his first day of college.
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