“I look forward to every day because there is always something exciting and different going on.”
Amanda Ifill has wanted to be a nurse since the ninth grade. After deciding that the college where she initially enrolled was not quite meeting her needs, she transferred to RMU, attracted by its individualized focus and innovative programs. The school’s simulation labs allow nursing students to practice their skills on high-tech mannequins or with trained actors. For students like Amanda, simulation provides a valuable opportunity to put into action all that they have learned in their classrooms in a safe and low-pressure environment.
Since transferring, Amanda has taken full advantage of her new situation. She has made the dean’s list and has become a leader in her sorority, on the dance team, and in the nursing school. Amanda is one of 10 students chosen to participate in a federally funded program to broaden workforce diversity in healthcare and promote success in nursing programs.