Allison Schulist, an Associate Degree Nursing student at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (SWTC), has been selected for the Future Nursing Leader Award. The honor is presented by the Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) and recognizes students who display leadership qualities.
Schulist, a native of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, will be graduating Dec. 15. She has already accepted a med-surg nursing position at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
“This award means a lot to me,” said Schulist. “It solidifies the fact that Southwest Tech instructors see their students. I am humbled to have been chosen for such an award and will use this to create a foundation for myself in my career. This award shows me that I will be the best nurse I can be and makes me proud of the person I am becoming. Nursing school is hard and knowing that I am going to graduate with such an honor, is something that I will forever pride myself on. I value my perseverance through the program as I had some struggles along the way, but I never gave up and this award is a reminder of that quality. My classmates are my team, and we helped each other through this program together.”
Schulist will also speak during commencement on Dec. 15. “Southwest Tech has an abundance of opportunities for their students that cannot be matched at any other technical school in the area,” she said. “The nursing program, though tough, has some of the most dedicated and passionate instructors I have ever known. The school itself provides resources to students of all kinds; traditional and nontraditional. The aura and reputation SWTC has in the area and displays to the community is admirable for a small-town technical college.”