Dayriana Sanders



YEAR IN SCHOOL: Senior, Capstone Nursing Student (ACC) and 2nd Year Nursing Student (CUCON)

NAME OF SCHOOL: Arapahoe Community College/University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

CURRENT MAJOR/PROGRAM: Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at ACC and Bachelor or Science in Nursing (BSN). Integrated Nursing Program at Colorado University School of Nursing (CUCON).

STATUS: ADN Graduation date: December 2021; BSN Graduation date: Spring 2022.


The life of a Nursing student is often unpredictable between juggling classwork, clinical rotations, employment obligations, family obligations, and one's own health. Usually everything falls into place just in the nick of time - just not always in the way we expect. Such is the case here; however, conflicts will not prevent us from displaying Dayriana's academic and nursing journey successes. The work Dayriana has done to promote culturally competent care on the college level deserves recognition and her volunteer work in the college student life arena has earned her recognition by the Colorado Community College System. For her Scholar Project, Dayriana founded a peer mentoring program that was adopted by the Arapahoe Community College and she is in the process of instituting a peer mentor program for the Scholarship Program of the Colorado Council of Black Nurses Inc (CCBN) as well. Dayriana's assistance with translating Spanish during CCBN's COVID Disparities in Hispanic, Latinx and Indigenous Communities web event greatly contributed the bringing equitable health interventions to an underserved community. CCBN is honored to display Dayriana's successes.

From "Five Students Earn Recognition from CCCS" website article by Jeff Duggan, April 14, 2021. Arapahoe Community College.

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