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Tracey Pick: Briar Cliff Education Serves as a Pillar to Nurse’s Career

Carroll, IA
Nursing


During this time of COVID-19 and the stress we are facing as healthcare workers, I am extremely grateful for the education I received at BCU. I am able to care for my patients but also offer them the reassurance they are craving because of my medical knowledge and my ability to interpret evidence-based research and how it applies to this current virus.


— Tracey Pick
Carroll, IA
Nursing

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As an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) at MercyOne, Briar Cliff University Nursing alumnae, Tracey Pick (’92), has served as a nurse practitioner for over 20 years in the Siouxland Community.

Now serving on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tracey remains grateful for her Briar Cliff education.

“During this time of COVID-19 and the stress we are facing as healthcare workers, I am extremely grateful for the education I received at BCU,” said Tracey. “I am able to care for my patients but also offer them the reassurance they are craving because of my medical knowledge and my ability to interpret evidence-based research and how it applies to this current virus.”

Reflecting on her education experience, Tracey feels BCU was instrumental in helping her prepare for her career as a nurse practitioner.

“The strong science foundation I obtained at Briar Cliff is still utilized on a daily basis as I care for my patients. The professors at Briar Cliff helped build my confidence so I could see that I could achieve whatever goals I set for myself as long as I was willing to work hard. When I look back at my education at BCU, I am impressed with the caliber of professors that are employed by the college.”

Not only did BCU help shape Tracey’s future career, she is also grateful for the spiritual guidance she received.

“I valued my involvement in College Ministry. I looked forward to weekly Mass knowing that it would help me stay centered. I cannot stress how much the time I spent in the Chapel helped lift the stress of demanding college classes and anxiety I might have been feeling.”

Tracey chose Briar Cliff because during her visit she “felt completely comfortable and at home.” She was impressed with the student/professor ratio and wanted to attend a school where professors would know her personally, where she “would not just be a number.” Through the scholarships she received from Briar Cliff, it also made a private college education attainable.

As students look to take the next step with their education, Tracey provides the following advice:

“Enjoy every moment. Learn as much as you can. Ask questions when you are confused. Ask for help when you are overwhelmed. Celebrate every achievement you make.”

And most importantly – “Go out and make the world a better place.”

Thank you, Tracey, for all you do to improve Siouxland and the world.

 

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