About CougarTraks


CougarTraks is the Washington State University College of Nursing student blog. Here, students share their vast experiences as student nurses in their communities and around the world.  Covering global travels, coursework, clinical experiences and life on campus, CougarTraks is an eye into the world of WSU’s exceptional nursing students.

CougarTraks’ Contributors

Arlana, BSN student

Location: College of Nursing in Spokane

Hometown: Pullman, WA

Hobbies: Camping, fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, huckleberry picking, watching Cougar football, & spending time with family

Career Goals: I currently love a lot of different fields of nursing. There are positives to each area.

What do you love about nursing school?
I love the fact that everyone going to the school is more of a big family. I constantly feel that someone looking out for my best interests. Whether it is coworkers/faculty helping me succeed in a class, life in general, or fellow classmates pushing me to achieve my personal goals.

Shelby, BSN Student

Location: College of Nursing in Spokane

Hometown: Yelm, WA

Hobbies: Running, piano, painting

Career Goals: I want to apply for the DNP program to get my nurse practitioner license upon graduation from WSU with my BSN.

What do you love about nursing school?
I love the fact that you are going through everything with everyone else. You aren’t lost and alone in the journey.

Margaret, BSN Student

Location: College of Nursing in Spokane

Hometown: Battle Ground, WA

Hobbies: Writing, crafting, alumni activities with Alpha Phi, hiking, camping, watching FRIENDS when I get the chance!

Career Goals: I would love to work in the NICU/work in pediatrics, but that may change!

What do you love about nursing school? I love that everything applies. There isn’t one class that I have that isn’t interesting or applicable to some extent-I especially love my clinical days and the practice lab!