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Student Profile: Susan Thomas, MSN/FNP ’22

Get to know Susan Thomas, a Roseman nursing student completing her clinical rotation through Roseman Medical Group as part of her MSN/FNP degree.

All Roseman students work directly in our communities throughout the course of their programs. FNP students like Susan expand their knowledge and skills by completing about 525 clinical hours in 13 months.

Tell us about you! Where did you grow up? What are some favorite childhood experiences?

I grew up in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. I spent a great deal of time travelling the world, learning different cultures and traditions. Some of my favorite childhood experiences are vacations with cousins in the countryside, reading books over summer breaks, and making friends with people all over the world in boarding school.

How did you decide to go into nursing?

I chose nursing because I love taking care of people and bringing them joy with my goofy self at their most vulnerable times of being sick. Saving lives and providing empathetic comfort for both the individuals and their families is very fulfilling.

What drew you to Roseman?

Roseman has a stellar reputation with well-recognized academically competent providers. I am excited to learn from them and be a positive, additional asset to the collaborative team.

What’s your favorite part of your work at RMG?

The teamwork, respect, and love among the individuals who work at RMG surprised me and made me feel welcomed. Dr. Navarro has been the best preceptor and a pleasure to work with. His precision in carrying out appropriate diagnostic testing for each medical visit is impeccable and I will incorporate it into my practice.

Is there anything surprising or unexpected you’ve learned during your time at Roseman?

I have learned that every individual who works at RMG is important and essential for the team to function smoothly without missing any required details for each patient.

Who or what inspires you?

Resilience in humans inspires me. Humans’ ability to adapt well in the face of sickness, adversity, trauma, tragedy, and stress is what I strive to help with  in providing  primary care

What do you hope to accomplish in your career?

I hope to use my acute critical care nursing experience to become the most efficient family and psychiatric mental-health nurse practitioner focusing on holistic, patient-centered care.

How do you take care of yourself?

I am currently a coffee and chocolate connoisseur. I take care of myself by working out, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends. Travelling to Malaysia is next on my bucket list.

Susan is hiking

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