Student Spotlight - Daniela Leon

Hometown: Renton, WA  

Daniela Leon

Graduation Year/Program: 2022/BSN

Why did you choose nursing? I chose nursing because I like the critical thinking it takes, the impact I can make on patients, and helping others. 

Has COVID-19 impacted your decision to go into nursing?  Working during COVID-19 in an ICU, I have seen the nurses I work with take care of the sickest patients, holding cameras for family members and exhausted after 12 hour shifts and all with compassion. They motivate me to be the best future nurse I can! 

How has your experience at the School of Nursing helped you with your career trajectory? At the UW School of Nursing I have such a diverse group of classmates that bring in new ideas and challenge my thinking. I hope to be able to explore as many paths I can take in these next two years! What are your plans after graduation?, I hope to work in the ICU I work at as a new grad! I want to one day do travel nursing both in the states and abroad and work in the NICU one day. 

Anything else you would like to share? Go Dawgs! 

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