Posted on: December 10, 2019
Each year, the March of Dimes Nebraska and Western Iowa chapter honors nurses and nursing students during the Nurse of the Year Awards. Clarkson College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) student Jocelyn Ramos was named a Student Nurse of the Year during this year’s ceremony on Nov. 14.
Clarkson College faculty nominated Ramos because of her extraordinary commitment to the nursing profession and helping her fellow nursing students succeed. “I am honored and appreciative of the Clarkson College faculty for nominating me,” she said. “This award is a testament to all the work I have devoted to the nursing profession so far. It’s been difficult, but definitely worth it.”
Ramos is a member of several organizations dedicated to academic and nursing excellence. She has been a member of the Clarkson College Student Nurses Association for four years and became the First Vice President of the Nebraska State Student Nurses Association this past year. Ramos was also inducted into the National Society of Leadership & Success and participates in the Mentor Program and Campus Crusade organizations.
Participating in these groups allows Ramos to connect with her fellow nursing students and promote the profession. “I have committed many hours to studying, but I also devoted time to serving as a nursing advocate,” she said. “By speaking at nursing forums and conferences, I have been able to address ideas that affect specific patient populations and nursing students.”
Ramos is also part of the Nebraska Medicine ITEACH Fellowship, a scholarship program that allows nursing students to work in a variety of units and specialties while completing their program. After graduating in May 2020, Ramos plans to continue to work at Nebraska Medicine as a staff nurse.