I chose nursing because when a member of my family was in and out of hospitals, the people who made the most difference were always the nurses. I chose University of Colorado because it was the best of the colleges I researched. I wanted a program that included the science behind nursing and encompassed total care. This is where I’m supposed to be. We’re not treating the illness but caring for every aspect of the person.
The best source of support has been the college’s student organizations that allow me to connect with others, and the teachers and faculty want me to succeed.
My greatest victory is having gone from being terrified walking into a patient’s room and interacting with staff at the hospital to being confident that I’m fitting into the environment. And I’ve been able to balance leadership as vice president of the Colorado Student Nurses Association and school.
I’m most proud of finding a job that I love every day. I have a passion for kids, and I’ll never be bored. I know that whatever I do every day can make a difference in peoples lives. I have the background and competence to be successful.