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Georiga Regents Univerisity College of Nursing student selected for Mayo Clinic externship
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March 27, 2013 09:46 AM | 1579 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Ashlyn Fowler, a senior at Georgia Regents University’s College of Nursing Alpharetta resident, has been selected to participate in a summer program that will give her clinical experience at the renowned Mayo Clinic.

Fowler is among only 111 students nationwide selected for the highly competitive, 10-week Summer III Nursing Externship, which offers students opportunities to participate in direct and indirect patient care and work alongside a registered nurse clinical coach.

Fowler is one of only four College of Nursing students selected for this honor in recent years and is one of the first representatives of the new Georgia Regents University undergraduate nursing program, which resulted from the consolidation of Augusta State University and Georgia Health Sciences University.

“I’m thrilled that once again our students have been selected for inclusion in this prestigious program. It’s highly competitive, and to be chosen is an honor,” said Rebecca Rule, GHSU-BSN Program Director and the Interim GRU-BSN Program Director. “Lindsey is a strong student in both the academic and clinical areas. She also serves her class as the Director of Public Relations for Breakthrough to Nursing.”

Fowler started college as an art major, but transferred to Augusta to study nursing after visiting an orphanage in Tanzania during a study abroad trip.

The summer program will provide a unique experience, Fowler said.

She hopes to one day pursue a nursing career in women’s health and labor and delivery.

“I’m just really excited. The experience and opportunity to work in a place like the Mayo Clinic…I don’t know if I’ll ever have that opportunity again,” Fowler said, “To work in a place that’s not only prestigious, but I think very well run and very collaborative, is an honor.”

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