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Student Spotlight: Jaren Smith

"Something that has motivated me my whole life, in everything I do, is the mantra �be a lover of learning,'" says Jaren Smith, a second-semester nursing student, and student spotlight for the week. "College has given me the skills and a platform to chase knowledge, and BYU Nursing has given me a pathway to continue to learn throughout my life."

An Idaho native, Jaren grew up playing basketball, soccer, and guitar. His exposure to nursing began at a young age, watching his dad's career in mental health nursing unfold. He also has a lot of other family members who are nurses. In his freshman year of college, as he took some career exploration classes and reflected on a few experiences, he realized that nursing is what he wanted to do.

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