Bronco Stars in Nursing

The School of Nursing is so proud of all of our students and alumni. Please take a moment to experience our student successes!

Spring 2020 School of Nursing

While COVID-19 has pummelled both the Nation and our Healthcare System, it did not stop these graduating student nurses from achieving their dreams! The School of Nursing graduated both Registered Nurses and Prelicensure students with their BSN!! We are so proud of them and wish them each the very best. May 2020 Cohort

Spring 2020 RN to BSN Program

Mary Dickey Award Recipient

Astute professionalism and effective leadership traits are critical to the success of the BSN prepared RN. The Mary Dickey Award recognizes a graduating RN to BSN  student who elicits these characteristics. 

Congratulations Steffani Aloy!   Steffani Alloy, BSN, RN

Spring 2020 Prelicensure Program

Associate Dean's Award for Excellence 

The School of Nursing wants to extend a heartfelt congratulations to our Prelicensure Nursing students who have achieved academic excellence! We wish you the very best as you continue your nursing journey!

Congratulations Daniel Louis, BSN and Hye Ji Van Schmidt, BSN.


Fall 2019 RN to BSN Program

Mary Dickey Award Recipient

Erin Hinson and Sandra JacksonThe Mary Dickey Award allows the School of Nursing to recognize an overall phenomenal graduating RN to BSN student who exemplifies leadership, professionalism, and hard work throughout the RN to BSN program. Sandra Jackson, a maternal child nurse at Wayne UNC Healthcare is Fall 2019's recipient. 

When you talk with Sandra for more than a few minutes it is obvious that she is passionate about the work she does. She is committed to improving healthcare for moms and their newborns. Her NURS 480 Associate Professor, Dr. Sherry Leviner, states that "While enrolled in Nursing 480, the Senior Practicum, Sandra designed a project to learn more about breastfeeding so that she can share the information she learns with her coworkers. Her goal is to improve the breastfeeding support moms receive by providing education to members of the maternal child unit." 

Congratulations Sandra!  (Pictured is Erin Hinson, Lecturer, and Sandra Jackson)

Associate Dean's Award for Excellence 

The School of Nursing wants to extend a heartfelt congratulations to our RN-BSN nurses who have achieved academic excellence! We wish you the very best as you continue your nursing journey!

Dr. Worth and Kellan Reekes                                                                                                                   (Pictured is Dr. Murtis Worth and Kellan Reekes)     Dr. Murtis Worth and Michelle Kelley                                                                                                                                           (Pictured is Dr. Murtis Worth and Michelle Kelley)


Fall 2019 Prelicensure Program

Associate Dean's Award for Excellence 

Congratulations for their academic excellence, a definite achievement in a rigorous nursing program!!

Dr. Murtis Worth and Kelly Damer                                                                                                                   (Pictured is Dr Murtis Worth and Kelly Damer)                         Dr. Murtis Worth and Maryssa Shapiro                                                                                                                                        (Pictured is Dr. Murtis Murtis and Maryssa Shapiro)

                                                                                                                        


Spring 2019  RN to BSN Program

Mary Dickey Award Recipient               Rquente Slade

RQuente Slade - Mary Dickey Award RecipientThe Mary Dickey Award allows the School of Nursing to recognize an overall phenomenal graduating RN to BSN student who exemplifies leadership, professionalism, and hard work throughout the RN to BSN program. Ms. Dickey was a RN to BSN Faculty member who consistently exemplified such character and our local health care community has suffered a loss with her passing in 2013.  The School of Nursing developed this award to pay tribute to Ms. Dickey, as she was always an advocate for not only the nursing profession, but also Fayetteville State University's RN to BSN's Nursing Program. The Faculty are proud to recognize Ms. Rquente Slade as the recipient of this award. 

Ms. Slade is from Greenville, NC. She received her associates degree in nursing from Edgecombe Community College in 2015. Following graduation, she worked at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC on the Neuroscience Intermediate Unit for approximately two years. 

On May 1, 2017, Rquente became a travel nurse with American Mobile. She has been on assignment in Richmond, VA, Winston Salem, NC, Stafford, VA, Clinton, MD, and is currently at Sentara Norfolk General in Norfolk, VA working on the Trauma and Surgical Oncology unit. 

On May 11, 2019, Ms. Slade received her BSN at Fayetteville State University. Go Broncos!  

In the future, Rquente wants to attend the Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program at Duke University in 2021 and eventually obtain her DNP.

Congratulations Rquente, you are one of Fayetteville State University's Bronco Stars in Nursing


Spring 2019 - Prelicensure Class


Associate Dean's Award for Excellence          Kathleen "Kat" Anderson    
 

Kat presenting at May 2019 Pinning

     In today's world, many people face obstacles as they strive to better themselves, yet it is what we do with the challenges that becomes our life story. As told by Kat, here is her journey.

      Born in Fayetteville NC to divorced parents, Kat grew up with her older brother who was born with agenesis of the corpus callosum. Therefore, he could not talk or walk. Needing total care, nurses would come to the house and help provide care for him. During these experiences, Kat had her first encounter with nursing and would pretend to be a nurse.

     Both of her parents battled drug addiction, and her father was murdered when she was 4. Kat and her siblings were in and out of foster care during her childhood. At one time, Kat was placed in the care of her paternal grandparents. While Kat excelled academically, she describes herself as a "wild child." Kat experienced teenage pregnancy, incarceration, and the death of her mother all by the age of 14. Kat went to live with her sister, but due to guardianship issues, her sister was unable to register her for public school. She bounced back and forth between living with her sister and the foster care system. Later, she found herself briefly married at 18.

     Working two jobs while struggling to stay in college, Kat met her current husband and had her fourth child. Kat reflected on where she wanted to go and who she wanted to be. Kat considered giving up on her dreams when she was denied admission into an LPN program. Shortly thereafter, she learned that her brother recently died from pressure ulcers that led to sepsis. Understanding that pressure ulcers are preventable, it was at this point that she knew... she needed to be a nurse! While realizing that she wanted to be an RN, seeds of doubt about whether any program would accept her continued to haunt her.

     She continued to double major in biology and psychology as she finished the FSU School of Nursing prerequisites. She applied to the nursing program and waited. A heavy envelope came and, expecting rejection, Kat opened it and her heart dropped. "I GOT IN!!!" she yelled. So close to graduating with a major in psychology, she continued with a double major in nursing and psychology.

     Upon reflection, Kat acknowledges that she struggled with "technical skills" during the first semester. Kat states, "It took me hundreds of attempts to figure out how to get the blood pressure cuff on. I failed every check off and even did the sterile field video 34 times before I got it right. I almost quit that day." Seeds of self-doubt continued to spread, but Dr. Junghahn, her clinical instructor, vocalized her potential. With Dr. Junghahn's encouragement, "I stayed in the program," Kat said.

     Tenacity describes Kat--a life journey of self-doubt, challenges, and now the beginnings of success. As a Spring 2019 graduate, Kat now works in the Intensive Care Unit at Cape Fear Valley Health. Congratulations Kat, you are one of Fayetteville State University's Bronco Stars in Nursing