Morgan Spoor, a mother of four from West Plains, Missouri, wanted to be a nurse right after high school, but did not believe she had what it takes. She lacked confidence and did not think she was smart enough. She went on to get her degree in general studies and be a stay-at-home mother. The opportunity to be a scribe in the ER presented itself and Spoor took it as her … [Read more...] about Morgan Spoor overcomes adversities to complete nursing school
O'Reilly Center for Hope A partnership between the MSU Care Clinic and The O'Reilly Center for Hope offered several nursing students an opportunity to host a senior event day at the O'Reilly Center of Hope. Michelle Garand, Vice President of Affordable Housing and Homeless Prevention at the center, wanted to offer an event to lower-income seniors from the surrounding area. … [Read more...] about Nursing Bears in the community
My externship experience has continued to evolve and shape me in many ways. Being in the ICU, as I have said over and over again, is a life-changing experience for me nearly every single shift. I love every heart-wrenching moment on 6A, and despite the emotional toll I feel, I’d not trade one moment for anything else. An experience that I have both honorably and sadly taken … [Read more...] about Christina shares her experience in the Medical ICU
Student Nursing Organization Madelyn Cooper, a senior in the BSN program, spent the last year as president of Missouri State’s Student Nursing Organization. This leadership role proved to be invaluable for Cooper as she got to see how the program runs behind the scenes. Things looked a little different during the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the SNO board and faculty advisors … [Read more...] about Madelyn Cooper is headed to the NICU after graduation.
Rachel Fidino was a freshman in college when she experienced a life altering moment. Her sister had been diagnosed with preeclampsia and ended up coding on the operating room table after an emergency C-section. It was after witnessing her sister’s complications and how the hospital and health care team were able to care for her, that Fidino knew she wanted to go into … [Read more...] about DNP student works to improve women’s health and maternal outcomes