Teaching professor Dr. Kent D. Blad received entries from two students, each one showing his level of compassion in nursing:
"Kent treats each of his students as if they were his children. He loves, serves, and supports us so thoroughly. Not a day goes by where he doesn't emphasize that he is rooting for us! I want to be a nurse, friend, and parent just like Kent."
Kent incessantly is kind to his students. Last semester, I was having a bad day; however, Kent warmly said hello like he had known me for years, when I had just met him. He encourages his students and treats everyone with kindness. He is hands-down, a spiritual giant; I hope to become even half the nurse he is.
Dr. Blad is a constant source of empowerment and joy for all of his students. He inspires those around him to be better and encourages them to remember their purpose and potential. He is an enormous asset for both the students and the college as a whole.