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Future neonatal nurse nurtures promising career at STC

Student of the Week: Amanda Rodriguez

In honor of National Nurses Week (May 6-12) South Texas College recognizes student of the week, Amanda Rodriguez.

Amanda is pursuing an Associate Degree in Nursing and hopes to work as a Neonatal nurse. She says she has big dreams.

Since she was little, Amanda Rodriguez has had a dream to be in the medical field. Now she has chosen South Texas College to make that dream a reality.

“Ever since I was eight years old, I've always wanted to do something in the medical field, I want to be a neonatal nurse,” said Amanda. “I've always had a passion for working with little kids and infants.”

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at STC will prepare students with the basic competencies to become safe practitioners in the healthcare field. Upon successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science major in Associate Degree Nursing, the graduate will have a chance to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Before enrolling at STC, Amanda says she has had experience taking care of kids and infants, and is ready for her career path.

“I've really enjoyed it. I got into the biology club with Dr. Geller from Anatomy I. I was involved in the biology club and it was really fun experiencing all of the different places we went to. Being able to interact with Dr. Geller, other teachers, and students has been exciting for me.”

 
Student of the Week Amanda Rodriguez

"I would take care of my baby cousins. Some of them were probably a few months old,” explained Amanda. “I would be asked to babysit them quite often and seeing them grow up is pretty awesome.”

Amanda says her experience at STC has been both enjoyable and fun.

“I've really enjoyed it. I got into the biology club with Dr. Geller from Anatomy I. I was involved in the biology club and it was really fun experiencing all of the different places we went to. Being able to interact with Dr. Geller, other teachers, and students has been exciting for me.”

In the future, Amanda says she plans to pursue her education and hopefully go for her masters.

“After I get my associates in nursing, I want to transfer over to Incarnate Word for my bachelors. Hopefully after, I’ll move on to a master’s degree.”

Amanda has a message to students wanting to accomplish their dreams.

“Dedicate all your time to your prerequisites and try to get those really good grades, so it can look good whenever you apply to the program.”

For more information regarding the Nursing program, please visit https://nah.southtexascollege.edu/adn/