Kimmie S.

Tour Guide at Florida Southern College

Class of 2020

Hometown: Stillwater, MN

Major: Nursing

What is your favorite spot/thing to do in Lakeland?

My favorite thing to do in Lakeland is to attend free yoga classes on Lake Hollingsworth! YLakeland organizes the event and it is a great way to relax and spend time outdoors after a busy week.

Why Florida Southern?

I chose to attend FSC because of the campus community and high level of education the school has to offer. I first visited FSC as a high school junior, and from the moment I stepped on campus I knew this was the school for me. Every student I talked to was friendly, sincere, and wanting to get to know me. The pride they had from being a Moc was noticeable and contagious, which lead me to want to become one too. Additionally, FSC’s nursing program ensures academic success in the field, as students work with engaged faculty, advanced equipment, and Lakeland Regional Hospital as early as their freshman year. FSC’s pass rate on the NCLEX exam is in the nineties which further proves it is a phenomenal school to study at to become a nurse.

What is your favorite FSC memory?

My favorite FSC memory has been my junior journey tip abroad! I traveled throughout the British Virgin Islands on a power catamaran and studied the coral reefs and cultures on the islands. We also helped restore damage caused by Hurricane Irma by replanting palm trees along the beach. We spent our days swimming in the crystal clear ocean, snorkeling through caves, and hiking and exploring the islands. My junior journey allowed me to get to know students from other majors at FSC as well as explore the world. It was an incredible experience that I will never forget!

Involvement (clubs/organizations):

As a junior at FSC, I have become involved in many organizations, including Southern Ambassadors, FSC’s Student Nurses Association, the National Student Nurses Association, and Greek Life. As a Southern Ambassador, I represent the Florida Southern student body by giving weekly tours and working at Admissions events. As the class of 2020 delegate of FSC’s Student Nurses Association, I promote nursing as a rewarding major to future collegiate students and ensure that members of the class of 2020 are informed of upcoming events. As the treasurer of FSC’s Student Nurses Association, I work in financial planning and ensure that funds remain organized, are spent wisely, and go toward events/organizations that benefit our members as well as the community. Additionally, I am a proud member of Phi Eta Sigma, the National Society for Leadership and Success, and the Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement. I strive to promote leadership and academic excellence within these societies.

I'm passionate about...

Traveling Nursing

I'm involved with...

the Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement the National Society for Leadership and Success Phi Eta Sigma Greek Life the National Student Nurses Association FSC’s Student Nurses Association Southern Ambassadors
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