Amy Guzman, junior nursing major at Dickinson State University, was selected as the 2013 DSU Student Nurse of the Year.
Each year, DSU nursing faculty select six sophomore or junior nursing students involved in the Nursing Students Association and bring the candidate names to NSA meetings. The NSA members then narrow the search down to three candidates. The three student candidates remaining are then interviewed by a board of three judges selected by the previous year's Student Nurse of the Year. A winner is selected by the judge's panel after the interviews are conducted.
"I am honored to be chosen as the student nurse of the year by my teachers and peers," said Guzman. "I value this recognition as a reward for countless hours of hard work and as an opportunity to aid my fellow classmates through support and leadership."
Guzman, a native of Dickinson, N.D., chose DSU to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse. Upon graduating from DSU, Guzman plans to continue her education through the University of North Dakota to become a family nurse practitioner. Guzman and her husband Jorge have three children, Ethan, Jameson and Ashlyn.