According to her nursing school cohort at California State University of Long Beach, Joanna Bruno is knowledgeable about diseases, their interventions, and she is clinically skilled. She prioritizes her patients and advocates for their well-being. Her experience and knowledge from working as an LVN for the past five years on top of her hard work studying for her BSN allow her to support her peers whenever they need it. She makes herself available to help her classmates when they need it. Words that they use to describe her include caring, compassionate, and deserving. Joanna says she feels humbled and honored to receive this award and will work to stay true to its meaning throughout her nursing career.