Outstanding Students

Kaitlyn Knuth

Q: Where are you from? (city, state) 

A: St. Charles, Missouri 

Q: Why did you choose Kirkwood? 

A: I received BA from University of Iowa and wanted to continue in Nursing.  Kirkwood offered me an opportunity for a nursing degree at reasonable cost and allowed me to stay close to my friends and church. 

Q: What is your major and how did you choose it? 

A: Nursing, I have always been interested in the medical field and enjoy helping people and interacting with patients. 

Q: What has been your proudest moment at Kirkwood?  

A: Getting invited to join OADN Nursing Honor Society 

Q: What are your plans after Kirkwood? 

A: Move to Northern Colorado to begin my nursing career and help plant a new church in that area. 

Q: What inspires or motivates you? 

A: To live a Christ filled life helping others through Nursing and my church. 

Q: Tell us about who you are outside of Kirkwood – hobbies, family, other interests, etc. 

A: Gymnastics has always been my passion since I was 2.  I came to Iowa as walk-on to gymnastics team and continued as manager for my 4 years at Iowa.  My family is my biggest support system and without them would not have made it through Iowa or Kirkwood.  Once I move to Northern Colorado I am looking forward to doing a lot of outdoor activities. 

Q: What does be named an Outstanding Student mean to you? 

A: I am grateful to the Kirkwood Nursing staff for nominating me for this award.  I often struggle with my confidence in my academic knowledge and this helps to give me confidence. 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to add? 

A: Thank you to the nursing staff for providing me a wonderful education and supporting me through the difficulties of the program.  

Categories: Outstanding Students