Jasmine Lagunas, Nursing
Jasmine Lagunas has loved caring for others since she was a certified nursing assistant in high school. Ever since, she has imagined herself working in healthcare, although she says at times it has seemed like “a far-fetched dream.”
To become a nurse, “Weber State was where I had to go,” she said. She moved from Logan, Utah, to study at WSU’s Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing. But in 2022, she was questioning whether she could finish school. “I had no idea how I would continue to pay for my education and had even considered taking a semester off,” she said.
She reached out to professors and advisors, who led her to the ’CATapult Scholarship. “Hearing that I had been awarded the scholarship was so relieving,” Lagunas said. “It really motivated me to keep going.”
In 2023, Lagunas passed the National Council Licensure Examination, an exam taken after completing a nursing program and required to obtain a license to practice. She enrolled in WSU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to take her education even further.
“Weber State has endless opportunities because of all the programs they have to offer and teachers that genuinely care about your success,” she said. “While challenging times may arise, achieving dreams is never impossible.”