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Abigail Walter

United States Navy
M.S.N. Candidate, Class of 2023
School of Nursing

“I would tell other veterans that this is a great program to assist with comradery and developing a connection with other veterans at Vanderbilt and outreach within the community.”

Tell us about your military service. What did you do? Where did you serve? What do you value the most about your military service?

I was a Master at Arms Second Class and I served in Romania for 1 year and Guam for 2.5 years! I value the leadership and confidence I gained while serving.

What are your thoughts on mentoring other students while at Vanderbilt? As a role model, what values do you want to share?

Once I myself am settled I will be excited to mentor other students. The values I would most want to share are kindness and dedication to your goals.

While at Vanderbilt, what will be the focus of your studies and how do you plan to use this knowledge in your future career?

The focus of my studies will be Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioning. I would love to work at the VA once I graduate to help other veterans with adjusting to civilian life and assisting with them developing a healthy state of mind.

What would you tell other veterans about the Bass Military Scholars Program?

I would tell other veterans that this is a great program to assist with comradery and developing a connection with other veterans at Vanderbilt and outreach within the community.