Lakisha Ferguson


Amherst, VA
Major: Nursing in School of Nursing in the Waldron College of Health and Human Services
Campus Involvement: Member of Radford University Nursing Student Association, member of Alpha Sigma Tau, member of LEAD Scholar Program, previously worked as a Peer instructor for New Student Programs

As a first-generation college student, Lakisha Ferguson had a mental checklist of what she was looking for in a university: a smaller campus size with an outstanding nursing program and strong student services. When a Radford University admissions representative visited her high school, she was intrigued by what the university had to offer and scheduled a campus visit.

“During that visit, I realized that Radford was a great choice for me,” Ferguson said. “After that, I never looked back and I have loved every minute of my four years.”

Ferguson chose to pursue a major in nursing because she has always wanted a career that would allow her to impact the lives of others.

“Nursing, to me, is not just a major or a job; nursing is a way of life,” she said. “I am attracted to the nursing profession because it holds endless possibilities. It offers a lifetime of learning and Radford University has allowed me to not only gain clinical experiences but also real life experiences. ”

Upon graduation Ferguson plans to move closer to home in Lynchburg, Va., and work as a hospital nurse with the goal of one day continuing her education and becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner.