Aspire has made me realize that nurses are a very powerful force. We are the ones at the bedside giving direct patient care, so many rely on us for feedback. It is our responsibility to advocate for our patients. As nurses, we have the ability to act on things we believe need to change in order to better our healthcare system. It takes a leader to act and make changes possible.
"I would describe Aspire as a program for personal and professional growth. Aspire provides its students with the tools and resources to be successful, mindful, and professional. The program offers a network of support and multiple opportunities for mentorship and guidance."
"Working with these patients combines two very different aspects of nursing: the physiological care of acutely ill patients and the emotional and mental care of patients with psychiatric illness. It has been challenging, exciting and very rewarding."
Marcella Wildeman was named the first Jonas Scholar at UWYO Nursing. Improving the relationships between physicians and nurse practitioners is her project and goal for her time in the Jonas Scholar program.