West River Area Health Education Center

Monthly AHEC Scholar Profile - October 2020

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Meet one of our 2020 AHEC Scholars! This month we are excited to feature Anna Jealous Of Him, a nursing student at South Dakota State University in Rapid City.

Anna Jealous Of Him headshot
Anna Jealous Of Him
South Dakota State University

My name is Anna Jealous Of Him. I’m an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe. I was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation. I’m currently attending South Dakota State University College of Nursing in Rapid City, South Dakota. Becoming a West River AHEC Scholar is an exciting opportunity and I’m honored to be a part of it. I truly aspire to be a positive attribute to my community. Growing up in an underserved population I came to find myself beating the odds. With perseverance and resilience attributed to the adversaries I overcome. Influencing my career goals of wanting to help break social barriers and to help build a stronger community. My time outside of school is spent with my family, hiking, fishing, and cooking. Being outdoors is the best therapeutic outlet and it is something we enjoy as a family. I also enjoy coffee, tea, books, writing and poetry.

We are excited to have Anna as an AHEC Scholar and proud of the accomplishments she is making as a future nurse! She was just named the student of the month for SDSU Nursing-Rapid City. The AHEC Scholars program is designed for college-level health profession students interested in supplementing their education by gaining relevant knowledge and experiences in rural and/or underserved areas of SD. Program activities cover the following six Core Topics: Interprofessional Education, Behavioral Health Integration, Social Determinants of Health, Cultural Competency, Practice Transformation, and Current and Emerging Health Issues. Learn more about the program here.

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