For Brittany Poyer, a junior in the BS program, health and fitness has always been an area of interest and a way of life. Before coming to the College of Nursing, Poyer completed a bachelor’s in integrative physiology at CU Boulder and also worked as a medical assistant for a dermatology office. After spending two years volunteering in different healthcare areas and applying to physical therapy, physician’s assistant and chiropractic school, Poyer decided on the College of Nursing.
“I finally found my calling of being a nurse after digging deep into the core of what I love most about medicine, and that is, spending a lot of time with patients, listening, educating and sharing my compassion to help people live their best life.”
Poyer is also very active on campus. She is on student council, works the front desk for the College of Nursing and is an indoor cycling instructor at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center.
“Working at the front desk allows me to see some of the behind the scenes work involved in admissions and keeps me personally involved in the program, aside from my class.”
She continues, “I feel very fortunate to be a student on this campus and have such amazing resources and work so closely with top hospitals like Children’s and University. The time we spend in the clinical setting allows me to apply what I’ve learned in lecture into actual practice and it is those times when I am reminded time and time again of how excited I am to be a nurse.”