Michael Scott received the award nomination from another fifth-semester student. That student wrote that Michael is one of the most compassionate people she has met. He shows compassion for his patients as well as for his fellow students. He is always willing to take the time to explain difficult concepts to his peers. Michael is kind to everyone that he meets, and he is always there to cheer you on when you are feeling discouraged. He is very involved in the nursing discipline and has served in leadership roles in SNA as well as participated in research with faculty. Not only is he intelligent and skilled, but he truly exemplifies the Healer's art in the way that he interacts with his patients and peers.
Scott explains that before he was in the nursing program, he was a firefighter and worked as an EMT. He felt like he needed to do more to help his patients, and he was inspired one day as he watched nurses love and take care of their patients. He decided that he wanted to become a nurse, so he moved his family across the country to obtain a nursing degree from the College of Nursing.
The journey that Scott has taken to get to this point is incredible. Scott says that he became inspired by someone who spoke during a past general conference. That person spoke about how we should treat people with love and respect. We should treat people the way that their parents would treat them. He now thinks about this whenever he is with a patient.
Scott continues to set a loving example toward those in the nursing program and the patients he serves.