Describe yourself in 10 words or less.
Determined, hard working, loyal
At what moment in your life did you decide you wanted to go into healthcare?
I knew I wanted to enter health care when I witnesses my mother have a seizure and I didn't know what to do. I decided I never wanted to be in that type of situation ever again.
What were the main obstacles you faced?
I have been blessed with a great family who is very supportive. My main obstacles were doing well in undergrad and making the grades to get accepted to nursing school.
Why did you choose Samuel Merritt University?
SMU has a reputation of turning out the highest quality nurses. I want the best education so the decision was not hard.
What has been your favorite class or experience?
I have enjoyed pathophysiology and pharmacology very much. The course is very challenging and also very rewarding.
What's your favorite thing to do when you are not in class or studying?
I like to lift weights and spend time with my wife and family.
What is one thing you'd like to tell a new student just entering your program?
Study hard, do not fall behind, and make friends with your cohort. No one will understand your struggles like your new best friends!