BSN@HOME student, Amel Elshaier, was recently nominated for the December student commencement speaker. Although she was not selected, we wish to recognize Amel and her achievements. As the graduation committee noted, “It was clear Amel has a great number of positive attributes and was well deserving of the nomination.”
Amel, who was born and began her academic journey in Egypt, exhibits the qualities of a motivated, life-long learner. She is an engaged student who, despite her advanced degrees, dedicates herself to her studies 100%. Professionalism is demonstrated in all of her work. She has been able to infuse cultural aspects into class discussions enhancing the dialogue between students.
In addition to a full academic course load and working as an RN, Amel manages a busy household that includes helping her husband with his work while being attentive to her four children. She has been an active parent volunteer in her local school district, helping teachers from kindergarten through middle school with class projects, field trips, and events.
Amel exemplifies the mission of the Professional Program in Nursing, building on her prior experience, knowledge and skills as a registered nurse and life-long learner. She is able to think critically and address complex health issues in this multicultural and evolving world in which we live. She is an asset to her profession as a registered nurse and will impact healthcare delivery worldwide.
Amel plans to continue her work as a registered nurse at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, WI. Ultimately, she would like to return to Egypt to develop a nursing program. In her words, “Egypt does not have the quality of nursing education she has received in the U.S.”