Nursing Student Alanna B. Watkins who Provides Care for the Arizona Area

Get to know Nursing Student Alanna B. Watkins, who serves patients within Arizona State University.

Alanna is currently a student with Arizona State University and is projected to graduate in 2019 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She also studied abroad and attended the Autonomous University of Barcelona while attending Mesa Community College. With Arizona State University she has been awarded the New American University Scholar and the Nursing General Scholarship. To stay up to date in her field she was a professional member of the National Black Nurses Association from 2014 to 2015.

Alanna chose a career in nursing, as she just knew when it was time to go to college nursing would be her major, as she knew she would do well in a career that serves others and the community. She has always been fascinated by the human body and how it can essentially heal itself, however when it needs some extra help she can step in and use her skills and knowledge to assist.

The main role of a registered nurse is to assist physicians in providing treatment to patients suffering from various medical conditions. While their primary responsibilities will involve caring for patients, their specific job duties will vary depending on your employer and specialization. While a majority of registered nurses work at hospitals they are not limited to that setting, they can also work in in clinics, schools, assisted living facilities, homes, schools and more. They must also stay up-to-date with new tools and technology to help provide the best care to patients and families, and the best support to doctors and other healthcare professionals. Registered nurses must possess excellent communication, emotional intelligence, teamwork, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

Alanna attributes her educational success to good time management, as she juggles being a full time student and working a part time job. She also appreciates her support system she has created for herself with her university. When she is not working or in school she enjoys meditation and yoga, and when she can enjoys traveling anywhere where there is a beach.

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