Natasha G.

B.S.N. 2016

Crystal M. Lange College of Health and Human Services

From an early age I saw myself becoming a nurse. I grew up in a family of nurses, and I find medicine and all it encompasses to be fascinating. In high school I participated in the Health Technology Program at the Bay Arenac ISD Career Center, which gave me hands-on experience in five different fields of nursing. This reaffirmed to me that the career path I was on was the correct one.

I was initially attracted to SVSU because it was close to home. When I toured the campus, I learned more about the nursing program and the opportunities it offers. I was attracted to the idea of learning in a safe simulation environment, with class sizes that allow students to form relationships with their professors.

When I was awarded scholarships, my decision to come to SVSU was solidified. Receiving the President’s Scholarship along with acceptance in the Leopold Kantzler Leadership Fellowship was a huge blessing that allowed me to focus solely on academics and not the financial burden that comes with going to college. Thanks to scholarship support, I’ve been able to maintain a high GPA and to become more involved on campus and in the community. 

I cannot begin to describe how thankful I am to the nursing program and for the financial support that was provided to me during my time at SVSU. Without this, I would not be walking into my dream job following graduation.