The Dickinson State University’s (DSU) Nursing Students’ Association (NSA) recently held their annual Student Nurse of the Year (SNOY) competition. Three outstanding junior nursing candidates from the baccalaureate nursing program were nominated: Sarah Kruger of Bowman, North Dakota; Abigail Brooks of Rocklin, California; and Jessica Summers of Medicine Lake, Montana. The SNOY candidates were chosen by the NSA student body for their leadership, community service and passion for serving others.
This year’s judges were Bernie Krebs, St. Benedict’s Health Center spiritual counselor; Tania Brost of Sanford Health; and Bobbie Johnson, a Dickinson High School educator. They had an incredibly tough job and ultimately selected Abigail Brooks as the 2018-19 Student Nurse of the Year.
“I cannot speak enough about how much respect I have toward the profession of nursing and the role of the nurse today,” said Brooks. “Being a nurse means a great deal to me and I am very excited for my future career to begin.”