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Inspired by Compassion, Midland Senior Named Student Nurse of the Year


It was a track and field day on the last day of seventh grade when Carly Schmit dislocated her ankle attempting the long jump. She crashed down on the bones, badly breaking both legs.

As a nervous, anxious teenager in the hospital, there was no way she could have known the far-reaching effects that experience would have.

“I had to have the whole nine yards, the emergency surgery – an overnight stay kind of thing,” she said. “I had a night nurse who came in and talked to me for a long time, probably until 3 a.m. I don’t remember her name, I don’t remember even what she looked like. But she asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I answered ‘a nurse’ without even thinking.”

Now, nearly a decade later, Schmit has been named the 2014 Nebraska State Student Nurses Association Student Nurse of the Year.

Read more in the full story from the Fremont Tribune.

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