My first clinical instructor, Emily Smith, is one of the best people and nurses whom I have ever met. She instilled independence and empathy in each of us. Each day at clinical, she pushed us to think outside the box and deliver the best care possible. I speak for my whole clinical group when I say that Emily gave us all the confidence that we will need to make it through nursing school and the many challenges we will face as nurses.
—Nominated by Jordann Johnson