Nicole Andres “Lifes under no obligation to give us what we expect.” ― Margaret Mitchell
Kelsey Bystrom Take pride in how far you have come, and have faith in how far you can go! – Christian Larson
Cassie Cabor “To ascend to the art of Nursing requires a Nurse willing to perform athorough and accurate assessment of the person via Inspection of the character, Palpation of the mind, Percussion of the heart and, Auscultation of the soul.” -Karen BugajOur ethics group was one of my favorite memories!
Adam CroninFuture plans- Travel the worldFavorite memory from nursing- First day of clinical.“If you want to travel fast, travel alone. If you want to travel far, travel together.”
Kacie Dingmann• Future plans: begin my journey as a floor nurse and eventually work in a critical care setting• Favorite nursing memory: South Africa Summer 2012- completing amazing clinicals, experiencing a new culture, seeing things that I never dreamed of, conquering fears (bungee jumping and shark diving!!) and becoming closer with some of my classmates!
Anna DixonMy favorite nursing memory was when I was in the delivery room andgot to be the first person to hand a dad his newborn daughter.
Kristin Donner• Favorite nursing memory: • Everything about South Africa! • Practicing for all of my test outs on my roommates and taking vitals on the entire Pat 2 floor. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Becca Dummer “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” - Lao TzuFavorite nursing memory: The people-my classmates, who are great friends—the faculty,who are inspirational role models—and patients, who I was able to care for.Future nursing plan: Gain experience within the nursing field and become a critical carenurse. My future nursing goal is to become a Nurse Anesthetist.
Maggie Engelmeier "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle" - PlatoFavorite memory: All of the friendships I have made throughout my time in theprogram. I also particularly loved my entire trip to Belize in the Spring of 2011. Itmade me grow as a nurse and a person in ways I would never have imagined.Future plans: Work with veterans at a VA hospital. I also have plans to continue myeducation.
Emily Fagerholm Favorite nursing memory: When Janet sat on my backpack during class to demonstrate acute renal failure.
Jenni Folstad "Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Dont strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.”
Beth Gallus "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not.” – Dr. Seuss, The LoraxMy future nursing plans involve being that person that cares a wholeawful lot and doing my best to make a difference in others lives.
Ed GithioraFavorite memory: Kathy’s acting:she pretended to have a heartattack or something like that, shefell on the floor and for whatseemed like forever and no oneresponded..…Future plans: Become a nursepractitioner and open a healthclinic in Africa
Laura Guimond My future plan is to obtain a full time RN position. I have loved getting to know my fellow nursing classmates who have truly become some of my best friends!
Hans GunnessNursing Memory: Studying with Edfor the OB/GYN final at Sals Bar!Future Plans: Pursuing a life that Ilook back on and say, "That waspretty sweet!"“Go confidently in the direction ofyour dreams. Live the life you haveimagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
Megan Gustafson "We cant plan life. All we can do is be available for it." -Lauryn Hill
Brittney HoffmanFavorite Quote: "Crohns is like diamonds, its forever." -Janet
Kelley KnapekFavorite nursing memory: Driving tohospice visits in the townships in PortElizabeth with JenniFuture nursing plans: I will be goingto the University of Minnesota Schoolof Public Health in August forepidemiology
Francesca Levine Future Plans: Work as a nurse for the U.S. Army and hang out with my husband! Great nursing memory: Eating lunch after class with fellow nurses. Conversation usually involved whatever bodily functions we were learning about that day...Yum!
Lauren LaGue Future plan: moving to Colorado to work as an RN before grad school. "We dont see things as they are, we see them as we are."
Janelle LawrenceFuture Plans: I love research and I cant get enough of working with children! I hope towork in childrens hospital and become involved in nursing research after graduation. Ihope to pursue a DNP in Pediatrics or Nurse Anesthesia.Memory: After making the decision to take his son off of life support, a father told methat he is so thankful for what nurses do, how kind and compassionate we are, andthat he will always be thankful that his son was brought to us. A moment I will neverforget- this is why I am a nurse.
Jan Lynch Favorite memories....Torch....I need another hot chocolate. Laughing and having fun with my peeps Torch, Cabor, Andres, Cronin, and Fagerholm during 379 night class!Future Plans: Become a certified Hospice nurse and/or Advanced Practice Nursespecializing in Hospice Care with focus on Complementary Alternative Medicine. "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, alistening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -Leo Buscaglia
Jessamy LyonsFuture plans: Working in the critical careimmersion program for new grads starting oncardiac medicine floor at Regions hospital.Favorite nursing memories were inBelize. Forming new friendships, flyingaround, learning about the culture, andexperiencing many firsts
Emily Marks"Believe in yourself. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face... You must do that which you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt
Nicole Nierenhausen "To accomplish great things, you must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” -Anatole France
Alisha Pepera “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams".
Jess Pfahning “When youre a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.”Future plans: Work on the Medical Thoracic unit at Mayo Clinic-St. MarysHospital and pursue Graduate School
Xin PiaoFavorite nursing memory:First sophomore clinical at a nursing home, my patient didn’t knowhow to pronounce my name. So I told her ―My name is Xin, it soundslike shinbone on your leg.‖ She replied ―oh, your name is Shin Bone,how cute.‖
Rachel Polk “We must let go of the life we had planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” - Joseph Campbell Future plans: RN on the Telemetry Unit at St. Cloud Hospital
Gabe RuhlandFavorite nursing memory: all the friends I have made throughout the years andthe laughs we have shared! "Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience. Both are essential in life. All are Gods blessings."
Abbey RosiumFavorite nursing memory: getting to know all of my nursingclassmates and professors throughout the program :)Future nursing plans: Work as a staff RN for a few years and thenpursue further nursing education (either DNP or CNS).Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So, love the people who treat you right and forget about theones who dont. And believe that everything happens for areason. If you get a chance - take it; if it changes your life - let it. Nobody said that it would be easy, they just promised that it would be worth it.
Sara SandwickDont cry because its over. Smile because it happened. ~Dr. SeussQuotes from the profs: "what three things will you take with you in your back pocket?" -Julie "pearls of wisdom" and "lil cherubs" (pediatric clinical) -Sigrid "symptoms of fart (heart) failure" -Kathy O.Memories: Studying abroad in Africa: safari, home health visits to township,worlds tallest bungee bridgeFuture plans: orthopedic floor at Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Nicole Schaefer My favorite nursing memory: it’s a tie between our entire trip to Belize(Painting that bathroom was probably one of my favorite and least favorite days) and Sigrid literally pushing me into a patient’s room on one of our first days of our pediatric rotation.Future nursing plans: work in Pediatrics for the rest of my life and hopefully dosome volunteering in other countries in need.
Caroline Smith Favorite memory: I had a patient who used to love playing poker but hadnt in over 40 years. After some serious nagging on my part, I finally convinced him to play cards with me. His laughter, smiles, and jokes were priceless!Future plans: Working on an Oncology/Hospice floor at Mayo Clinic
Kayla Solum ―Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.‖ - Mark Twain Future Nursing Plans: General Surgery RN at the Mayo Clinic/St. Mary’s Hospital
Mae Stodola"The future belongs to those whobelieve in the beauty of their dreams.‖-Eleanor Roosevelt
Elissa Terhaar Favorite memory: Going to Gorecki with a big group on nursing majors and having conversations that would make most anybody else lose their appetite!
Kellyn Thomas"Dance like nobody is watching; love like youve never been hurt.Sing like nobodys listening; live like its heaven on earth." - MarkTwainFuture Plans: Becoming a Child Life Specialist
Sarah Thompson My favorite memory from nursing is the trip to South Africa in general. One word...Hunters.
Katy TorchiaFuture Plans: RN on the Adult Unitat Gillette Children’s SpecialtyHealthcare; eventually pursue aDNP in Pediatrics/ Special Needs“Attitude is everything. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone youmeet is fighting some kind of battle. Live simply, love generously, caredeeply, speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.”
Katy TrostMy favorite nursing memory is one from South Africa. We went to AIDSHaven, a place for kids with AIDS or parents who died of AIDS to live.We spent time with the preschoolers. Teaching them to write and seethe smiles on their faces was really moving and eye-opening, and itreally reminded me of how precious life can be."The greatest adventure is what lies ahead."-J.R.R. Tolkien
Lauren Varberg My favorite nursing memory is going to South Africa!
Sam Whitacre My future plans including working at the cardiac ICU at Sanford.
Chelsea Wilson After graduation I will be working at the Mayo Eugenio Litta Childrens Hospital (Pediatric Unit for the Mayo Clinic) and I also have aspirations to become a Nurse Practitioner in the near future.