Rashana Mahamane is in the final semester of her BSN degree at Prairie View A&M University, and on track to graduate in May 2019. She previously attended Texas A&M University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Allied Health. Rashana is passionate about NICU nursing and helping others reach their fullest potential in nursing school. She is a nursing tutor and a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. After spending time studying nursing abroad in the Dominican Republic, finishing up a difficult semester of nursing school, and preparing for graduation, Rashana is excited to begin her career as a nurse and to continue helping other people.
In addition to her nursing interests, Rashana and her twin sister, Hassana, created a YouTube channel called, “The Twin Diaries,” where they discuss topics they are passionate about — nursing, beauty, health, fitness, and travel. With mother Darlene as her manager, Rashana is excited to begin practicing nursing immediately after graduation and sharing her experiences with others as she vlogs about her work.
Meagan MacDonald is in her 2nd rotation of her ASN degree at Laboure College with an expected graduation date of May 2019. Here, she’s in a bridge program to get her BSN, then to become a Nurse Practitioner. Previously, she earned as Associates Degree in Health Science from North School Community College with honors. Meagan is a member of the Student Nursing Associate at Laboure College and a member of the National Student Nurses Association in their Academy of Neonatal Nursing. With a passion for NICU nursing, she wants to focus on helping new parents through tough times and making a difference in their lives. When she’s not studying, Megan enjoys spending time with her family while also working on her own makeup business. While nursing school can be challenging, she cannot wait to graduate and help people full-time.
Justina Dreschler attends California Baptist University’s College of Nursing. She feels so blessed to pursue nursing and is excited for what the future holds! She loves caring for people both physically and emotionally. She is a lover of Disney and can definitely see herself as a pediatric nurse in the future. She also plans to become a Nurse Practitioner after she completes her BSN.
Ari Anderson is a fourth semester nursing student at Howard Community College in Columbia, MD with an expected graduation date of December 2018. She is also enrolled in the Associates to Bachelors (ATB) program at Frostburg State University, hoping to obtain her BSN by December 2019. She previously earned a B.S. in Health and Wellness and minored in Spanish at Canisius College, where she played Division I women’s lacrosse. Ari is currently working as a student nurse on the Heart and Vascular Unit at Anne Arundel Medical Center. In addition, she has served on the 2017-2018 Maryland Association of Nursing Students Board of Directors as the Image of Nursing, is Treasurer of her school chapter Student Nurse Association, and Vice President of Leadership and Membership of the school’s Honor Society. After graduation, Ari hopes to work as a Critical Care nurse and eventually become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
Alannah Davis is a junior at Arkansas State University, and currently working on receiving a BSN degree. Her dream job would be to work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a nurse anesthetist, and she plans on furthering her education in order to reach this goal. She is involved in a few organizations on campus, and is currently the treasurer for her local Student Nursing Association chapter. She thinks nursing is a great profession because you have the ability to help care and advocate for your patient.
Kate Dookie is originally from Peoria, Arizona and now lives in Orlando, Florida and is currently in the RN to BSN program at Valencia College. Kate is waiting on her ticket to test, so she can finally take my NCLEX! She has Type 1 Diabetes and is experienced in being a pediatric patient early in life. She decided to pursue a career in Nursing after her first child experienced a few hospitalizations. She was recently hired on an Acute Pediatrics Unit and is excited to start working as an RN while continuing her education. When she’s not studying, she can be found having dance parties, movie nights, and theme park adventures with her kids. She loves traveling and finding new places to visit with her family. While nursing school can be extremely draining, she is so excited to have found something that she is so passionate about.
Joy Clark is a senior at California Baptist University (CBU), in the College of Nursing. She hopes, after graduation, to work as a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). At the age of six her new sister spent two weeks in the NICU and this is where her passion for the field first developed. She continued to pursue nursing and was awarded the Bausche Lomb Honorary Science Award her senior year of high school, attended a Leaders of America Medical conference at UCLA, as well as shadowed at her local hospital in the NICU unit. While at CBU she has been an active member in many clubs and is currently the Vice President of her nursing programs Students of Nursing Association. After multiple service projects to the Alaskan villages and to Mexico she hopes to one day move overseas to work in medically underserved communities. Joy has worked hard to be where she is today, often working four jobs in the summer months, some of which include tutoring and running a booth at a local market. This summer she again has her hands full as she plans her wedding amidst her hectic work schedule. She looks forward to being an Elsevier ambassador and hopes that her study tips might, in turn, help other students as they work towards their fast approaching graduation dates.