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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

College of Health Sciences

Marcia Dale Aspire Scholar:
Amy Michael

Amy Michael, Marcia Dale Aspire ScholarUPDATE:

Graduated 5/2016; Employed by Seattle Children's Hospital

What drew you to nursing?

Between volunteering as a candy striper and taking an anatomy class, I became interested in a career in nursing. Once I worked as a CNA, the desire was solidified.

What drew you to UW?

I chose to come to the University of Wyoming since it is close to my home, has a well-known nursing program, and a solid study abroad program. Also, the University of Wyoming stood out from other universities with their Honduras nursing trip - and this is something in which I hope to participate in the future.

What drew you to Aspire?

I applied for Aspire since it seemed like a good opportunity to get more involved in the nursing program, as well as get to know nursing professors. It will also give me a chance to learn more about the opportunities available in the nursing profession.

What does being part of Aspire mean to me? It means more opportunities, more knowledge, and better preparation.

Scholastic Honors and Awards

  • Yearbook editor at high school

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude

  • President's Honor Roll for freshman and sophomore years in college

Employment, Volunteer & Leadership Activities, Memberships

Employment

  • Worked as a CNA in a surgical unit and in an Alzheimer's unit

  • Worked as the Press Box Coordinator for football

  • Worked as a Prospector for the Pre-College Office at UW

Volunteer

  • Volunteered as a candy striper

  • Volunteered at Camp Elim as kitchen, dining room, and counseling staff

Internships/Career Exploration Projects

My work as a CNA really showed me that I love building relationships with my patients - and that I am called to work in a field where I can pour into other's lives on a personal level.

Aspirations for College and Beyond

What are my aspirations? I am very interested in medical missions, as well as pediatrics and oncology. My dream internship is at Saint Jude's - and this is something I hope to do the summer before my senior year.

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Page updated 1/6/2017




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