Rise Above the Challenges
Anthony Jackson, BSN ’13, did not grow up wanting to work in the medical field. That was his younger sister's dream. With a desire to one day be a doctor, she was studying biology at Kent State when she passed away. Jackson wanted to honor her memory by helping people.
His nursing journey was challenging in many ways, including facing stereotypes and micro aggressions. While dealing with those attitudes was difficult for Jackson, he chose to rise above the challenges they represented. “I confront stereotypes by attempting to be the best at everything I do.”
Jackson wants to remind underrepresented students to have faith in their abilities. “I knew I could pass nursing school and that it was going to be worth it. But I had to make sacrifices along the way and learn to work through the struggle.”