NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing Senior
My name is Johannes Hirt and I am in my last semester in the accelerated BSN program at NYU Meyers College of Nursing, graduating this December 2018. I was born in Germany but moved to the United States when I was 6 years old. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. During college, I volunteered as an EMT, and loved interacting with nurses in the Emergency Department. After graduating I worked in environmental research, but quickly realized that I missed the human interactions that come with healthcare. I continued working in research until my father became very ill. I spent a lot of time with him in the hospital and was very impressed by how caring, knowledgeable, and compassionate his nurses on the oncology unit were. After my father’s passing I decided that I wanted to pursue nursing and be there for those going through similar experiences. After graduating I hope to work in oncology and care for seriously ill patients. Outside of nursing, I enjoy cycling, working out, and going to museums. I currently work as part-time patient care technician at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital, New York City’s number 1 hospital.