Reflections on Friendship from UNMC Best Friends

Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.


One of the most critical pieces of your support system, both in and out of graduate school, is friendship. Jed Hansen, PhD’21, APRN, FNP-C and Carli Zegers, PhD’19, APRN, FNP-BC became fast friends while going through their program together at UNMC. Check out their video below as they chat about friendship, what it means to them, and why it is important to have while going through higher education.

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