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Brianne Siebert

Marcia Dale Aspire Scholar

Brianne Siebert, Marcia Dale Aspire Scholar

What drew you to nursing?

When I was younger, I always did my best to take care of sick family members and of course my stuffed animals, but it wasn’t until I got older that I truly understood why I have always been drawn towards the medical field. Between the death of my baby sister from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and my grandma’s fight with skin cancer and colon cancer, I found a true passion for helping patients and their families through illness and loss. My personal experiences in life have powered my decision to become a nurse, and hopefully one day I will be able to give the same support and comfort to others as was given to me and my family.

What drew you to UW?

I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Wyoming, and when I was younger I could not wait to leave! My dream colleges were in big cities a long way from home. As time went on, I began to realize the love I have for this state and for the big-hearted people who live here. The biggest deciding factor for me, though, was when I began researching the top nursing schools in the United States. It seemed like no matter what website I was on, or who I asked, Wyoming was always towards the top of the list! Why would I leave my amazing home state searching for good nursing schools when one of the best is right here! Plus, I will always be a Cowgirl at heart!

What drew you to Aspire?

The first time I heard of Aspire was through my Freshman Interest Group (FIG) leaders in the dorms. They told us it was a great leadership opportunity, so I was interested right away. I love getting involved on campus, and it’s even better when it is in my future career and I am passionate about it!

Scholastic Honors and Awards

  • One year lettering with the Cody Pride Softball team

  • Three years lettering with the Riverton Energy Softball team

  • Softball MVP in 2012

  • 2013 Wyoming Fast Pitch Softball Scholar

  • Daniels Scholar

  • Horatio Alger Scholar

  • Four years honor roll

Employment, Volunteer & Leadership Activities, Memberships

Employment

Apple Academy Daycare; Country Corner Upholstery; Washakie Cafeteria

Volunteer

Softball 10-and-under coach; Softball Clinics

Leadership Activities

Ignition; Daniels Scholar

Membership/Team

UW Women's Fast Pitch Softball Team

Career Exploration Projects

Job Shadow

I decided to job shadow a plastic surgeon in Billings, Mont. for one of my high school classes. I got to sit in on a three-hour surgery and then spent a couple hours in the office setting. Observing the surgery was pretty amazing; it was also great being able to see the doctor deal with patients face-to-face during their check-ups and consultations. I learned a lot and will never forget my experience!

Work Study

I spent five months in the hospital in my hometown, shadowing nurses in different areas of the medical field. I spent one month in long term care, the ER, OB, Med Surg, and on the floor. I learned so many things during my work study, and it really helped me validate my career choice. It also showed me the areas for which I don’t really care. It was a huge eye opener and gave me knowledge that you can only receive when you are thrown into the actual environment like I was.

Aspirations for College and Beyond

My number one goal right now is to get through nursing school! I can’t wait to have a career as a nurse, but I also want so much more! I plan to on to graduate school and get my master’s degree as well. Becoming a nurse practitioner is my ultimate goal, but there are many little steps I need to focus on to get there. Besides my career goals, I am focused on creating new friendships through college and being happy and healthy.

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Page updated 1/6/2017




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