My favorite part of the nursing program has always been the community. There is so much support in the nursing program within your own class as well as outside of your class. Don’t get me wrong, the academics of nursing are also great. I’ve always enjoyed learning how the body works and what nurses can do to change the course of a disease or injury. Even so, there is something truly special about the relationships that are facilitated by the nursing program. I look forward to maintaining some of these connections as I move forward after school. Luther College will always have a soft spot in my heart.
In addition to LSNA I participate in tutoring through SASC. I love being able to connect with students and share what I have learned. I hope that one day I can carry this work with me and become a nurse educator. Although I do not participate in athletics here on campus I do enjoy running, it is a great way to relieve stress and maintain mental wellness.
I am honored and excited to be a part of the LSNA executive board. Throughout my years at Luther it has been such a joy to be a part of this incredible community. I look forward to the opportunity to be a source of support for my peers throughout the 2017-18 school year as we all take on the inevitable challenges of being a nursing student.
When I am not busy with school obligations, I try to spend time outdoors. I love to take advantage of what the town of Decorah has to offer. I especially enjoy hiking or running outside during the fall and spring. I am also a member of the Focus band, where I sing and play guitar. In the midst of the occasional chaos that college life brings, I do my best to find time for things that bring me joy.
Nursing at Luther College means so much more than giving medications and sticking people with IV’s. Luther to me has been a networking experience, connecting me with health professionals here in Decorah, IA as well as at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. One important part of my nursing journey has been LSNA. This organization has helped me with my career development, as well as connecting me with other Luther nursing students at all stages of their nursing journey. The relationships I have been able to make during my time here in the Luther College Nursing Program will set me up for success after graduation!
Outside of LSNA I am a member of Chi Theta Rho (XOP), and Norse Knitters. Being connected with many different groups on campus is an important part of the college experience.
My favorite part of the Luther Nursing Program is the numerous opportunities to explore different types of nursing. Having the opportunity to work with Mayo Clinic has been amazing and has allowed me to gain an unique perspective on nursing. I also enjoy going out into the community and being able to participate in providing care to people in their homes.
Other activities I am involved in on campus are LSNA, Varsity Band, and Trombone Choir. I also work for the Student Academic Support Center as a tutor on campus.
Hometown: Shoreview, MN
One of my favorite things about Luther nursing is the faculty members. The professors are all amazing, and they are all so happy to see us learn and grow!
Outside of nursing I'm a SASC tutor and I'm involved with PALS.
Hometown: Atkins, IA
My favorite part about the Luther Nursing Program is the close relationship that we all get to build with each other and our wonderful nursing professors!! It's great to have such a strong support system full of people who understand the stresses of nursing school!!
Outside of LSNA, I participate in PALS, which I love!!