Lindsey Garcia was nominated by a nursing faculty member who reports this student consistently exceeded clinical expectations. One morning after receiving report, Lindsey quickly recognized a post-operative patient experiencing respiratory complications, completed a thorough physical assessment, and reported to the nurse concerns the patient could be experiencing a pulmonary embolism. The healthcare provider was notified, diagnostics completed, and with Lindsey's assistance, the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit. Lindsey's quick and knowledgeable assessment skills and assertiveness improved the outcomes for this patient. Later in the day, the patient’s assigned nurse reported to the nursing faculty that Lindsey “made all the difference” for this patient. On another day, while in observation within the intensive care unit, the nurses contacted the nursing faculty member to report Lindsey “was one of the best students” they had ever seen, possessing “impressive assessment skills” and “critical thinking abilities”.