Pam Barthle has been an amazing professor, role model and friend throughout my time at Augustana. Her willingness to help students is shown greatly along with her enthusiasm to teach and help others. She always goes above and beyond of what she is required to do. She is extremely fair to all students. She pushes us to be our best and truly wants to see us all succeed in all that we do. Pam works alongside us figuring out the twists and turns of the program and acts more like a colleague than a professor, which made her so approachable during that stressful year. She has this aura about her that is comforting, and that is, I think, exactly what a nurse should be. I aspire to be like Pam when I graduate so that my patients can feel comfortable with me just as I have with Pam. I'm blessed to have had her as a teacher!