As a teenager Yasmin Ali sat by her ill father’s hospital bedside, she discovered her life’s purpose.
“I saw how the nurses were caring for my dad and realized these are the people who are making a difference,” Ali recalled.
At 18, she enrolled in nursing school in her native Pakistan, earning her bachelor’s degree at 21. Today, she is the new Dean of Nursing at Renton Technical College and has rejuvenated the college’s popular two-year Registered Nurse Program.
Ali acknowledges the program has had some growing pains and needed a boost. The program remains under conditional accreditation by the state, but Ali has revitalized it by implementing a more competitive admission policy, hiring new faculty, and strengthening curriculum to prepare students for their licensing exams. In fact, 100 percent of the last cohort of graduates passed the exam.
The State Nursing Commission complimented the college on the strides it has made in the past few months. This winter, the program will enroll a new cohort of future nurses.
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