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Alena Hutchinson

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Bio

I am currently attending UofSC in the College of Nursing. I am passionate about helping ensure everyone is straight and good in life. I plan on being a nurse (not sure what kind) and being prosperous and stable once I graduate.

Education

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Bachelor's degree program
2022 - 2026
  • Majors:
    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

Conway High School

High School
2018 - 2022

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Hospital & Health Care

    • Dream career goals:

      Nurse

      Sports

      Cheerleading

      Junior Varsity
      2019 – 2019

      Future Interests

      Philanthropy

      Entrepreneurship

      Rose Browne Memorial Scholarship for Nursing
      "Licia, Licia, her bone is sticking out!!" my cousin Chanya screamed as she ran into our grandmother's house. The next thing I knew, my mom rushed out of the house, grabbed me and put me in the car. The nearest hospital was 30 minutes away, but it felt as though we got there in 10 minutes. Upon admittance to the hospital the doctor immediately knew I would need surgery. I was transferred to McLeod Hospital in Florence, SC . It was there I encountered some of the most amazing, caring, and competent nurses. This is when I knew I wanted to follow in their footsteps. The weekend I broke my arm was also Easter weekend, so I didn't get to go Easter egg hunting. However, the nurses arranged for the Easter bunny to come visit the children. They made sure every child had a visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter basket full of treats to take home. This experience made a huge impact on my decision to pursue a career in pediatric nursing. Several members of my family members are teachers, including my mother. Visiting my mom's class has allowed me to work closely with young children. Though being a teacher is very popular in my family, I never wanted to follow that career path. I believed that I could be of service in a different way. I remember how safe and cared for the nurses made me feel when I was going through a very scary moment in my life. Now that I'm much older, I understand the important role that nurses play in the lives of the patients they interact with. Nursing is a unique profession that requires not only intelligence and medical knowledge, but also compassion, patience, and a desire to help others. Seeing the impact this field has made throughout the years has made me want to be a part of it. As a nurse, I want to be able to make a positive impact on people’s lives and be a force for healing, hope, and comfort in times of illness or injury. I have always been a caring and passionate person which is a good character trait to have as a nurse. I want to be able to help others and show them that nursing is a great career to pursue and show it is not always hardships and emergency situations but is also where you create bonds with everyone you encounter. Being a nurse is a challenging and demanding profession, but it is also incredibly rewarding. Nurses have the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of their work, and to form deep connections with their patients and colleagues. Every day is different in nursing, and it requires adaptability, critical thinking, and a willingness to learn and grow. Ultimately, I want to be a nurse because I believe in the value of human life, and I want to be a part of a profession that helps to preserve and promote it. I am excited to embark on this journey, to learn all that I can, and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
      Romeo Nursing Scholarship
      "Licia, Licia, her bone is sticking out!!" my cousin Chanya screamed as she ran into our grandmother's house. The next thing I knew, my mom rushed out of the house, grabbed me and put me in the car. The nearest hospital was 30 minutes away, but it felt as though we got there in 10 minutes. Upon admittance to the hospital the doctor immediately knew I would need surgery. I was transferred to McLeod Hospital in Florence, SC . It was there I encountered some of the most amazing, caring, and competent nurses. This is when I knew I wanted to follow in their footsteps. The weekend I broke my arm was also Easter weekend, so I didn't get to go Easter egg hunting. However, the nurses arranged for the Easter bunny to come visit the children. They made sure every child had a visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter basket full of treats to take home. This experience made a huge impact on my decision to pursue a career in pediatric nursing. Several members of my family members are teachers, including my mother. Visiting my mom's class has allowed me to work closely with young children. Though being a teacher is very popular in my family, I never wanted to follow that career path. I believed that I could be of service in a different way. I remember how safe and cared for the nurses made me feel when I was going through a very scary moment in my life. Now that I'm much older, I understand the important role that nurses play in the lives of the patients they interact with. Nursing is a unique profession that requires not only intelligence and medical knowledge, but also compassion, patience, and a desire to help others. Seeing the impact this field has made throughout the years has made me want to be a part of it. As a nurse, I want to be able to make a positive impact on people’s lives and be a force for healing, hope, and comfort in times of illness or injury. I have always been a caring and passionate person which is a good character trait to have as a nurse. I want to be able to help others and show them that nursing is a great career to pursue and show it is not always hardships and emergency situations but is also where you create bonds with everyone you encounter. Being a nurse is a challenging and demanding profession, but it is also incredibly rewarding. Nurses have the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of their work, and to form deep connections with their patients and colleagues. Every day is different in nursing, and it requires adaptability, critical thinking, and a willingness to learn and grow. Ultimately, I want to be a nurse because I believe in the value of human life, and I want to be a part of a profession that helps to preserve and promote it. I am excited to embark on this journey, to learn all that I can, and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
      Dr. Ifeoma Ezebuiro Ezeobele Africans in Nursing Scholarship
      "Licia, Licia, her bone is sticking out!!" my cousin Chanya screamed as she ran into our grandmother's house. The next thing I knew, my mom rushed out of the house, grabbed me and put me in the car. The nearest hospital was 30 minutes away, but it felt as though we got there in 10 minutes. Upon admittance to the hospital the doctor immediately knew I would need surgery. I was transferred to McLeod Hospital in Florence, SC . It was there I encountered some of the most amazing, caring, and competent nurses. This is when I knew I wanted to follow in their footsteps. The weekend I broke my arm was also Easter weekend, so I didn't get to go Easter egg hunting. However, the nurses arranged for the Easter bunny to come visit the children. They made sure every child had a visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter basket full of treats to take home. This experience made a huge impact on my decision to pursue a career in pediatric nursing. Several members of my family members are teachers, including my mother. Visiting my mom's class has allowed me to work closely with young children. Though being a teacher is very popular in my family, I never wanted to follow that career path. I believed that I could be of service in a different way. I remember how safe and cared for the nurses made me feel when I was going through a very scary moment in my life. Now that I'm much older, I understand the important role that nurses play in the lives of the patients they interact with. Nursing is a unique profession that requires not only intelligence and medical knowledge, but also compassion, patience, and a desire to help others. Seeing the impact this field has made throughout the years has made me want to be a part of it. As a nurse, I want to be able to make a positive impact on people’s lives and be a force for healing, hope, and comfort in times of illness or injury. I have always been a caring and passionate person which is a good character trait to have as a nurse. I want to be able to help others and show them that nursing is a great career to pursue and show it is not always hardships and emergency situations but is also where you create bonds with everyone you encounter. Being a nurse is a challenging and demanding profession, but it is also incredibly rewarding. Nurses have the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of their work, and to form deep connections with their patients and colleagues. Every day is different in nursing, and it requires adaptability, critical thinking, and a willingness to learn and grow. Ultimately, I want to be a nurse because I believe in the value of human life, and I want to be a part of a profession that helps to preserve and promote it. I am excited to embark on this journey, to learn all that I can, and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
      Dashanna K. McNeil Memorial Scholarship
      Winner
      "Licia, Licia, her bone is sticking out!!" my cousin Chanya screamed as she ran into our grandmother's house. The next thing I knew, my mom rushed out of the house, grabbed me and put me in the car. The nearest hospital was 30 minutes away, but it felt as though we got there in 10 minutes. Upon admittance to the hospital the doctor immediately knew I would need surgery. I was transferred to McLeod Hospital in Florence, SC . It was there I encountered some of the most amazing, caring, and competent nurses. This is when I knew I wanted to follow in their footsteps. The weekend I broke my arm was always Easter weekend so I didn't get to go Easter egg hunting. However, the nurses arranged for the Easter bunny to come visit the children. They made sure every child had a visit from the Easter Bunny and an Easter basket full of treats to take home. This experience made a huge impact on my decision to pursue a career in pediatric nursing. Several members of my family members are teachers, including my mother. Visiting my mom's class has allowed me to work closely with young children. Though being a teacher is very popular in my family, I never wanted to follow that career path. I believed that I could be of service in a different way. I remember how safe and cared for the nurses made me feel when I was going through a very scary moment in my life. Now that I'm much older, I understand the important role that nurses play in the lives of the patients they interact with. Seeing the impact this field has made throughout the years has made be want to be apart of it. I have always been a caring and passionate person which is a good character trait to have as a nurse. I want to be able to help others and show them that nursing is a great career to purse, and show them it is not always hardships and emergency situations but is also where you create bonds with everyone you come in contact with.