I have appreciated being a part of the Nursing Program because of the strong relationships and sense of community that it has provided me. It has been very beneficial to have experiences in a variety of settings in both Decorah and Rochester, providing me with a rich background with which to enter the field. Luther College Nursing has allowed me to expand my love for learning in many ways. Outside of Nursing and LSNA, I tutor for the CAE and am involved in Collegiate Choir and Varsity Band. I also enjoy spending time in the Decorah community, especially frequenting the local coffee shops.
I am grateful for the opportunities and community that the Luther Nursing program fosters. Luther Student Nurses Association (LSNA) has helped me build connections with other nursing students, faculty, and nursing-related resources outside of Luther. I am happy to serve as the Public Relations Director to promote LSNA for all Luther nursing students. In addition to LSNA, I have been a part of the Dance Scholarship program, Dance Marathon, and I work at Sunnyside Café on campus. In my free time, I enjoy frequenting local coffee shops and participating in outdoor recreation when the weather is nice.
My favorite part about the Luther College nursing program is how it has prepared me for what is to come. The professors here give us so many opportunities and experiences that have helped me see what nursing looks like across many fields. I’m grateful for them, the relationships they make with us, and the commitment they have to train us to be safe, competent, and compassionate nurses for all of our future patients. Other activities I am involved in on campus are being a lab assistant for the Nursing Department. When it’s not nursing 24/7, you can find me babysitting, getting outside, thrift shopping, and drinking lots of coffee.
My favorite part of the Luther Nursing Program is the opportunities that are made available to us. Through the junior year spent at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, various clinical opportunities, and the opportunities to study abroad we are able to expand our nursing education further which helps to set us up for success in our nursing future. We also have a strong support system throughout this program between the faculty, students, and alumni that is another highlight of the program. Outside of LSNA, I am a part of the Women's Basketball team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Dance Marathon.
Great opportunities, resources, and support provided by the Luther Nursing Department have prepared me as a future nurse. The Luther Nursing Program promotes both my academic and personal growth. Its learning environments, both in simulation and a real healthcare setting, have prepared me for what is to come. LSNA gives an incredible opportunity to strengthen my leadership skills, contribute to improving community health, and build connections among community members. Besides LSNA, I am a coordinator of the farm of Centre for Sustainable Community, THD technician, and designing and managing the “Peace Input” project in Lao PDR for the summer of 2021. I enjoy hiking, biking, and cooking.