Nightingale College Alumni Spotlight for National Nurses Week 2019.
Logan Sant was among the graduating class of Fall 2018. With the help of Nightingale Collaborators, he was able to plan a surprise proposal to his girlfriend during his graduation. Here is Logan’s story.
Shoshone, Idaho is a small town where I grew up. I was the youngest of 6 children. I have lived and traveled to other cities and served a tour in Iraq. However, rural settings feel most like home for me. When I think about the future, I see me and my new bride, Amanda, living in a house with room for the children we will have, and at least a couple acres for a few animals.
At my nursing school graduation last year, I coordinated a surprise proposal to Amanda. This story would have turned out very differently if I had continued on my original path.
Nursing was the natural progression from my experience as an Army medic. A year after being honorably discharged I enrolled in a public institution in Twin Falls. A year and a half and many classes later I was still not placed in their nursing program. A co-worker was accepted immediately into Nightingale College’s nursing program, so I ran the numbers and discovered I would be able to graduate an entire year ahead of schedule if I transferred.
This was my preferred option because I am at a point in life where I do not have the luxury of time. Amanda and I are ready to purchase our own home and start a family. Like many veterans, I am self-driven and used to meticulous training. All nursing programs are most likely considered rigorous, but for me, the shorter option fit best with where I see my life in the next five years.
I am now a registered nurse and after eight years together, Amanda and I will get married and plan our life together. Becoming a nurse, a year sooner has better served myself, my soon to be family and my community.