This week’s #MeetSDStateNursing features Jazmine! Born and raised in Rapid City, SD and an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Jazmine is working on her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at the Rapid City site. She is in the standard program. She plans to graduate in December 2019. Jazmine chose to attend SDSU College of Nursing because she said, “It is a highly reputable college known for graduating the area’s most knowledgeable nurse leaders.” It was also convenient for Jazmine to stay in her home town.
Jazmine enjoys growing and learning alongside her cohort, and credits the College of Nursing Native American Nursing Education Center (NANEC), at our Rapid City site, with helping her grow as a leader and future nurse by providing funding, resources, scholarship information and mentoring. She credits the NANEC for being her “personal cheer-leading squad.” Jazmine said “Bev, Cassi and Tina are so helpful and they all go above and beyond for their students.”
After graduation, Jazmine plans to continue working at Regional Health. She has interest in the areas of labor and delivery, ONS and pain management. She hopes to continue her education and eventually get a Master’s in Nursing. She would like to become a Nurse Practitioner.
Jazmine’s advice for new students is to get organized, use a planner and set aside time to study for each class in small increments. She says, “Remember this experience is YOURS, find what works for you and make the best of it.” Great advice, Jazmine!