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Class of 2019: Yazmin Thompson Balances Nursing Life with the Art of Dancing

Yazmin Thompson

1) What is your major?

Nursing.

 

2) Whom do you most admire at Georgia College and why?

I admire all the nursing teaching administration. Especially those who are working on graduate or doctorate degrees while still teaching, working at the hospitals, and taking care of their families. They are so impressive and I truly look up to them in admiration and respect.

 

3) Why did you choose to take Nursing here at Georgia College?

Georgia College has always been a familiar place in my household because my mother is an alumni. But it wasn't until after I toured multiple colleges that I decided GC was the place for me. The size, distance from home, and the super kind people were what really sold me on this school and, not to mention, the nursing program here is one the top rated in the state. I feel very lucky to have been able to be a part of the nursing program here.

 

4) What have you discovered about yourself while being here at Georgia College?

I've discovered that if you want to "do it all", it's possible here at GC. There are so many opportunities here at GC that I can't believe some of the experiences I've been able to have. I've discovered elements of leadership, bravery, independence and humanitarian qualities within myself during these four years. I also discovered you don't have to do it all to be satisfied with yourself. While I enjoyed having involvement in the GC community, I also discovered the value in appreciating the little moments in life.

 

5) What passions do you hope to pursue after graduation?

I'm looking forward to working in a hospital in my hometown, Augusta, once I graduate and I would love to pursue a specialty in women's health. Also, while here at GC, I was fortunate to be a part of the dance team and I would really love to continue that passion in some form after graduation.

 

6) What is one piece of advice you wish you had while being at Georgia College?

I wish I had the advice of learning how to say 'no' and prioritizing responsibilities. That's something I have learned along the way, but it has been really important to learn that it's ok to say 'no' to events and activities if it means you can handle your priorities better.

 

7) What is one thing you can take away from being here at Georgia College?

Georgia College has given me extremely valuable relationships and connections. I know, moving on, I'll always have these mentors, friends, and advisors to look back to for guidance.

 

8) What was your favorite thing to do at Georgia College?

My favorite thing I did at GC was represent my school during basketball games and dance competitions. I love performing and I love being able to support school spirit so this was the best of both worlds.

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