Huskynurses in the Husky 100

Huskynurses in the Husky 100

Erica Soelling

Erica Soelling, DNP ’18

The UW School of Nursing is┬áproud to announce that two nursing students, Erica Soelling, DNP ’18, and Jessica Medrala, BSN ’17, were chosen for the 2017 Husky 100. The Husky 100, now in its second year, recognizes 100 undergraduate and graduate students from Bothell, Tacoma and Seattle who are making the most of their time at the UW.

Erica Soelling, a DNP student in the Family Nurse Practitioner track, is passionate about health equity. She aims to shape practice and policy for the benefit of all patients, from individuals to families to communities.

“I am a proud Husky Nurse for health equity,” Soelling told the Husky 100 committee. “My drive to seek knowledge, discover solutions, and make meaningful connections between diverse ideas and people, coupled with the skills I continue to gain at University of Washington prepare me to advance health equity as a future Family Nurse Practitioner. By caring for patients and engaging in practice inquiry and leadership, I aim to shape practice and policy to promote health and wellness for individuals, families, communities, and populations.”

Jessica Medrala

Jessica Medrala, BSN ’17

Jessica Medrala, a BSN student, is already conducting research to improve health care for high-school students experiencing homelessness. Her passion is to improve practice standards for vulnerable and underserved populations.

“UW has enabled me to serve as a student leader and discover my passion in nursing: to improve practice standards for underserved populations,” Medrala told the Husky 100 committee. “Currently, I am conducting research around homeless students and school nurses in hopes that Washington state school nurses will classify homeless students as a higher level of care. I was selected as one of the Husky 100 for my commitment to peer mentorship, partnerships with the community, and engagement in service learning with vulnerable populations.

As part of this prestigious group, students receive:

  • Recognition at a Husky 100 event in spring quarter, and individual profiles on the Husky 100 website
  • Opportunities throughout the following academic year to expand networks with UW students, alumni, faculty, staff and business leaders
  • Membership in an exclusive LinkedIn group that will help build connections with employers
  • Customized career counseling from the UW Career Center
  • Invitations to events hosted by the UW president and provost

Husky 100 Criteria

The Husky 100 actively connect what happens inside and outside of the classroom and apply what they learn to make a difference on campus, in their communities and for the future. Through their passion, leadership and commitment, these students inspire all of us to shape our own Husky Experience.

Students are evaluated on how well they demonstrate the following:

  • Connect the Dots
  • Discovery Mindset
  • Commitment to Inclusive Community
  • Capacity for Leadership
  • Ready for What Is Next