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Midland's Carly Schmit named 2014 Student Nurse of the Year

Midland's Carly Schmit named 2014 Student Nurse of the Year

Feb 28th , 2014

Midland University’s Carly Schmit was recently named the 2014 Nebraska State Student Nurses Association (NSSNA) Student Nurse of the Year. A senior from Osmond, Neb., she earned the statewide honor after exhibiting exceptional leadership, scholarship and civic involvement.

“This is really an amazing accomplishment,” said Linda Quinn, Midland University Director of Nursing. "We are extremely proud of Carly. She has combined academic success and service to attain this award and represent the Midland Nursing Program.  We are excited about the great opportunities our nursing students are getting to gain real world experience and make a difference in the communities they serve."  

After being nominated by members of the Midland Student Nurses Association, Schmit was selected from a pool of six finalists from across the state. In order to be considered for the award, finalists must show active participation in the community and strong leadership skills. Also, Schmit was distinguished after displaying excellent quality of nursing care and professionalism.

“I’m really excited to earn this award. It’s something I’ve always had my sights set on and worked towards,” said Schmit. “In Midland’s nursing program, our professors do a great job of building a foundation in the classroom and letting us explore and learn in the clinical field.”

Schmit has served as the Vice President of Midland University Student Senate and the Student Nurse Association.  In addition to doing regular volunteer work with the Red Cross, she has led several community service projects throughout her collegiate experience.  While at Midland, she has taught health topics for Dodge County Head Start, educating local parents on emergency medical care. She also helped organize Midland University’s Trunk or Treat event, where local children were given the opportunity to Trick or Treat at Midland facilities during Halloween.

Along with the honor, Schmit was awarded a $500 scholarship.  More on Midland University’s Nursing program can be found here.