Health Professions Advising Office (HPAO)
University of Mississippi

Nina Patel

Pre-Nursing student from Byram, MS


Why did you decide to pursue this health profession? I decided to pursue Nursing because it has always been my passion to do my best to help people of all ages and backgrounds! Nursing is the best way to use my passion to help everyone I can!

Major: Allied Health Studies

Why did you choose this major? I chose Allied Health Studies because it gave me the best plan to utilize my strengths to get into Nursing school! This major also allows me to grow in multiple areas to be the best person I can be before making it to professional school!

How has HPAO helped you on your pre-health journey? HPAO has helped me by giving me the opportunity to grow as a person both mentally and physically. My advisor, Dr. Bilbo, gives me so much insightful advice every time I walk into his office! Even though I have only been here for a year, HPAO has given me a community I will never forget, and I cannot wait to grow with HPAO this upcoming year!

What is your most memorable HPAO experience? My most memorable experience with HPAO has to be my first advising meeting! I was so nervous; however, my advisor made me feel as though I have been in his office for years! When I left HPAO that day, all I could think about was when I was going to go back. I cannot wait to share what HPAO has done for me with prospective students!

What are your career goals? My career goal is to be a Nurse Practitioner in Emergency!

What are you the happiest doing? When I am not studying, being with my family and friends is when I am the happiest! College has been hard, but with my family and newly-found best friends, my college experience has been so much better!

What is your favorite study spot? The Residential College South Study Rooms!

What is your favorite meal in Oxford? California rolls and Dumplings from Noodle Bowl