As a school nurse, my mission is to be a resource for change. I want to assist students in reaching their optimal health so they can preform their best in school. Research shows having a full-time school nurse is associated with fewer students leaving school during the day due to sickness and injury. The more school a child misses, the more likely they are to fall behind and drop out. I will strive to provide continuity of care across all socioeconomic backgrounds and ensure every student and their family has access to healthcare. I hope to empower the students to seek higher education and be able to impact the Dominican Republic and break the cycle of poverty. As I do this, I will be a conduit for Christ in these vulnerable populations I work with each and everyday.