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Aaron Kha Tu

Name: Aaron Kha Tu

Hometown: Olympia

Graduation Year/Program: 2021/BSN

What is your research/areas of interest? Emergency/Trauma

Do you have a faculty mentor? If so, whom? Dr. Kerryn Reding (Associate Professor, Behavioral Nursing and Health Informatics) and SFC Meyers (Assistant Professor of Military)

Are you a scholarship recipient? If so, please list the scholarship(s) Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Endowed Student Support Fund in Nursing

Why did you choose nursing? I chose nursing because nursing bridges the gap between advancements in medicine and humanity. Nurses can make holding your hand seem like the most important thing in the world when you are scared. Nurses can help children breathe when they stop. Because of nurses a father can survive a heart attack and a mother can receive the medicine she needs to live. Nurses put the lives of their patients before the lives of their own because they can make the greatest difference.

What has been an unforgettable experience during your time at the School of Nursing? The connections made with other nursing students has made my time at the School of Nursing meaningful.

How has your experience at the School of Nursing helped you with your career trajectory? If you’re a first year student, what experiences are you hoping for to help with your career trajectory?
As a first year student, I hope to experience Clinical in a variety of healthcare settings in order for me to determine where I fit in best and can make the most difference for patients.

What are your plans after graduation? After graduation, I plan to go wherever the Army sends me and to fulfill my duty as a nurse. In doing this, I hope to broaden my leadership skills and serve those who serve our country.

Anything else you would like to share? I am grateful for the opportunity to study at the UW School of Nursing.

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