Celebrating our Graduates: Shasi Pierotti

Celebrating our Graduates: Shasi Pierotti

| By: Haase, Elijah D

Career Program: Practical Nursing
Originally From: Waupaca
Current Residence: Appleton
Age: 22
Attended FVTC: Fall 2017 - Spring 2021

Why did you choose to study this field?

I have always wanted to make a difference in the world, whether it was small or big, I knew I was destined for greatness. I have always been a compassionate, patient, kind, and outgoing person which has always guided me to becoming a nurse. Becoming a nurse is a choice where we dedicate ourselves to the care of others.

Tell us how you came to choose FVTC for your education.

Multiple factors contributed to my reasoning behind attending FVTC. For starters, I was beyond blessed with the opportunity to have the Promise Scholarship. This scholarship covered my tuition, my books, and any other materials needed for my classes. I also wanted to attend FVTC because it was close to my home and that the classes were affordable compared to a 4-year college. I also feel with FVTC being so affordable it allows students to succeed at their passion of choice and allows them to focus on school without worrying about the cost!

What's been the most rewarding part of your educational journey at FVTC?

One rewarding part of my educational journey was the passion and kindness that was shown to me and many other students from staff, classmates, and patients. With COVID-19, our entire world was flipped upside down, and we all needed to learn how to adapt to this drastic change. I think that the most rewarding experience was when I was able to give back to the community and help administer COVID Vaccines. The people receiving the vaccines were incredibly grateful and it warmed my heart that I was able to make a change.

What was the most difficult part?

I think the most difficult part of school was finding a balance between classes, outside life, and working. When teachers say that 3 hours of lecture should be 6 hours of outside studying time, they were not kidding. You truly need to be dedicated to studying because it is easier to stay ahead than it is to play "catch up."

What will you do on graduation day or in the future to celebrate graduation?

I will be celebrating with my friends, family, and all the people that have supported me throughout this journey.

Tell us about your plans after graduation.

After graduation I plan to take the semester off, but then will be re-enrolling into the ADN (RN) Nursing Program. After completing my RN Degree, I will transfer to a 4-year university to get my Masters degree in Nursing.

One last parting thought or words of wisdom to share with others.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -Nelson Mandela