Karla Penilla Lozano ’21, School of Nursing and Health Professions

Karla Penilla Lozano ’21

Meet Karla Penilla Lozano, a graduate nursing student, working towards a future career in pediatrics.

Why did you choose to attend USF?

USF upholds the values of a Jesuit education and the mission to respond to the needs of underserved communities. As a future nurse and health professional, I hope to expand the Jesuit values that my education at USF has instilled in me. USF has cultivated my passion for service, and I want to make the most of my education, my clinical experiences, and theory classes to better serve communities in need.

Where do you see yourself after graduation? 

I see myself completing a nurse residency program in pediatrics. My dream is to specialize in pediatrics. This has been the majority of my work and internships. I have formed meaningful connections with children and their families at the hospital and I see myself continuing this passion of mine. I also want to continue with my education after gaining experience as a nurse. I want to complete a nurse practitioner or CRNA degree. 


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