Brooklyn Loxtercamp’s mother started telling her she could be a good nurse when she was little. By the time Brooklyn made it to high school, she too recognized that caring for people was her calling. Today, she’s in her final semester in the nursing program at College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University and joined the Kappa Phi at-Large Chapter of Sigma in October 2019.
Recently, Sigma awarded Brooklyn with the Edith Anderson Membership Subsidy. “Receiving this gift means so much to me,” she said. “First, it shows that there are people who believe in me and my dreams even though they don’t know me. Second, subsidies and scholarships help me reach my goals. Without the financial help I have received up to this point in my education, I would not be where I am today.”
Brooklyn is also a nursing teacher assistant in her nursing program and is one of two nursing class of 2020 representatives. She joined Sigma because she appreciations its mission and the connections it’s known for and has already put her membership to use by connecting with both new and experienced nurses.
After she graduates in May, Brooklyn plans on pursuing her dream—becoming a pediatric nurse. She looks forward to being her patients’ go-to person.