AIAM Alumni Spotlight: Elysee-Blandine Rugwiro
Elysee – Blandine Rugwiro, LPN
AIAM Registered Nurse Advanced Placement Program
Elysee – Blandine Rugwiro is Licensed Practical Nurse at Twin Valley Behavioral Hospital and she is continuing her education towards her RN degree.
Elysee says, “Nursing School is challenging and rewarding. It requires self-determination, commitment, and hard-work. What I can tell other students is never to give up, to keep pushing and to put God first in everything they do. When you feel like quitting, think about why you started and the difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do. Always remember to have compassion on yourself and others because without it no one can make a difference. I am very exuberant to bring a light on the faces of my patients and there is nothing like it.
Like Mahatma Gandhi said: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” I want to be that light. I wish everyone the best of success in your nursing education. Finally, do not stop when you are tired, only stop when you are done.”
Read more about Elysee’s journey to her nursing career in the April edition of the AIAM Job Flash.