Rikki Beldon is a second semester nursing student at Missouri State University. She is originally from Shelbina, Missouri, and attended South Shelby High School.
Her favorite course has been Fundamentals of Nursing.
“We really got to see a lot of hands-on things,” Rikki said. “We had a lab portion where we learned how to do things like start IVs and care for someone who needs assistance. It really prepared me for what’s coming up in clinicals.”
For Rikki, the best part of being a Bear is “being able to make different connections. The campus is big enough, yet small enough to still see people you know and recognize every day.”
After graduation, Rikki plans to work in the St. Louis area at a hospital. She hope to eventually become a travel nurse, helping people from location to location.