Nicole Mendez x’25

Position title: Student Ambassador

Nicole Mendez

Nicole Mendez selected the UW–Madison School of Nursing because of its reputation for being a great nursing program known for its research. Another plus was that it was close to her hometown of Chicago while still feeling far away.

A highlight of her first semester in the program has been attending nursing-related events, including the Underrepresented Student and Alumni Reception. She also loves singing “Jump Around!” at UW football games.

After graduation, Mendez plans to study to be a nurse practitioner specializing in family practice. Her advice to those interested in pursuing a career in nursing is to network, ask for help, inform yourself about the breadth of the nursing field, and ask questions.