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#MeetSDStateNursing—Madyson Frazier

Madyson Frazier

Name: Madyson Frazier

Hometown: Winner

Site: Brookings

What motivated you to choose a career in nursing? I actually had no idea what type of career I wanted. I decided to give nursing a try and ended up loving it! I can't see myself in any other field now.

Why did you choose SDSU to pursue your nursing degree? My dad graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in civil engineering. My brother and cousin also attended SDSU, and I knew it had a great nursing program.

What clinical experience have you enjoyed the most and why? I have most enjoyed my second semester medical/surgical clinical rotation at Sanford 2000 in Sioux Falls. I had a great clinical instructor who always found learning opportunities for us throughout the entire hospital.

Is there a particular field of nursing you are planning to pursue? Ultimately, I am still undecided. I am currently leaning towards NICU.

What is your big dream? I dream of finding placement in a large, busy hospital that challenges me daily.

What advice would you share with a future nursing student? If you do not get into the nursing program at SDSU your first time applying, do not be discouraged! Get involved, increase patient interaction experiences, and find ways to improve your application!