Erin Bell has faced both emotional and financial struggles in
the pursuit of her educational and career goals. When Erins
husband died of cancer seven years ago, she found herself a
single mother raising six children under the age of 13 on a limited
income. Nevertheless, Erin has remained on track in pursuit of
her educational goals. With help from a supportive family, she
completed her first year in the nursing program at the top of her
class and earned a place on the deans list both semesters.
Erin is now a junior working toward her bachelors degree in nursing
at California State University, Stanislaus. She has served as president
and vice president of the Student Nursing Association (SNA) and
attended state and national conventions. She is also developing a
mentor program and boot camp for new nursing students.
Erin looks forward to a career in nursing and being able to give back
to the community in order to help others. Eventually, she would like
to pursue a masters degree in nursing.