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Allyson Kish

Marcia Dale Aspire Scholar

Allyson Kish, Marcia Dale Aspire Scholar

What drew you to nursing?

When I was a young girl, I always thought I would be a teacher until I discovered nursing in middle school. My dad has been in the hospital a few times. Upon visiting him, I was extremely fascinated by all of the medical equipment and the medical environment as a whole--the noises, the nurses, the doctors, and especially the interaction with the patients. Soon,  realized I wanted to be a nurse to change people’s lives and to help keep their spirits high during their hospital stay.

What drew you to UW?

I never thought that I would end up at UW; however, I am so thankful that I did. While touring different schools, specifically large schools, I seemed to be drawn to size and prestige; however, after touring their nursing programs, I was far from impressed. The University of Wyoming was one of the last places that I toured, and I knew right away it was the perfect fit for me as a student and an aspiring nurse. The staff seemed so proud of their program and really made me feel like it was a good fit for me. It really was everything I was looking for.

What drew you to Aspire?

When I first visited UW, the students and staff told me all about Aspire. I knew from that moment I would apply, because it would open up more opportunities for me to get involved with nursing. The Aspire program will provide the perfect opportunity for me to improve my nursing and leadership skills.

Scholastic Honors and Awards

  • Varsity track letter 2011, 2012

  • Top intern 2013

  • Graduated with honors

  • Will to win athlete 2010

Employment, Volunteer & Leadership Activities, Memberships

  • Nanny

  • Worked at Cold Stone Creamery

  • CNA at Littleton Adventist Hospital on the Rehab Unit

  • Volunteered at Sky Ridge Medical Center

  • Served as president of the Executive Internship Society

  • Youth Leadership team member

  • Participated on many mission trips every summer since middle school

Internships & Career Exploration Projects

  • Interned at Sky Ridge Medical Center in the Emergency Room my senior year and absolutely loved it. After doing that, I knew nursing was for me.

  • Shadowed my cousin and some of her coworkers who worked in adult bone marrow transplant, hematology and oncology, as well as pediatric bone marrow transplant, hematology and oncology. I also shadowed a coworker who worked in the NICU.

Aspirations for College and Beyond

My goal is to finish nursing school as a top student, which will help lead me to a future nursing position at a hospital. My dream is to work in pediatrics, specifically at Children’s Hospital Colorado in the oncology unit. After working for a few years, I plan to go back to school to get my nurse practitioner degree to further my nursing career while I continue to work in pediatrics to fulfill my love for kids.


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