We would like to recognize our hard-working scribes on their achievements, including graduations, acceptances, and travels.
Hi there, my name is Nicole! I grew up in the Bay Area and recently moved back to Livermore to attend a second accelerated baccalaureate program for a Bachelor of Science in nursing at San Francisco State. I graduated this past May from Chapman University with a BS in biological sciences and a minor in sociology. I chose to pursue a second degree in nursing because through my volunteer experiences I saw the established role of nurses in healthcare and the great responsibility they play in treating patients. Aside from school, I love trying out new food places, going to spin classes and traveling whenever I get the chance. One of the highlights of my time in college was having the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy for a semester.
I found out about Student Scribes through my sorority sister who was friends with Nina in high school. This origination is a great opportunity to learn so much more than you would from volunteering in a hospital. It was amazing to work with a doctor in a clinical setting and observe patient-doctor interactions directly. In addition, the origination holds great seminars that give insight into the medical profession and various specialties.
I scribed for Dr. Joseph Khan, who is OB-GYN physician. He is a leading physician in his field and serves on several medical boards. What I admire most about him is how he uses his clinics to provide medical care to all types of women in Orange County despite their socioeconomic status. I scribed for Dr. Khan in two of his clinics located in Santa Ana and Garden Grove. My favorite experience with Dr. Khan was when we got to know a patient that was carrying twins. They would joke back and forth every visit and I really loved seeing the patient connection Dr. Khan was able to build with her and all of his patients. His outlook and attention to detail with every patient inspires me to become a caring clinician that is able advocate for my future patients like he does.
Just a few months ago I was accepted into the accelerated nursing program at SFSU. Around 500 people applied, 80 were interviewed, and 40 were accepted into the cohort. It is a 15-month program consisting of nursing curriculum and hands on clinical experience in a wide range of specialties and settings. I started June 10th, 2019 and it is already intense, but I am really enjoying it. Getting into nursing school is a challenge to say the least, and I think Student Scribes played a part in separating me from other applicants. It was one of the health care experiences that shinned on my resume and application. I am beyond grateful for my experiences as a Student Scribe, and I encourage other students to take advantage of the amazing opportunity this organization provides!