ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 10, 2016) — A Nepal native has been selected a spring semester outstanding student at Metropolitan State University.
Rasmita Shrestha, Rosemount, was chosen outstanding graduate student in the university’s School of Nursing, earning a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. Shrestha was one of 876 students who received bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees at Metropolitan State’s 98th commencement exercises on May 2 in Saint Paul. For her capstone project, she developed a client-centered approach to increase annual cervical cancer screening among HIV-infected women in an urban HIV clinic.
Shrestha, a registered nurse who works part-time on the medical-surgical floor for Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, departed Nepal for the United States in 2005. The native of Kathmandu graduated with academic honors with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2010.
She has been active in community service. Shrestha volunteered in the simulation lab at Metropolitan State’s School of Nursing, where she earned a “Woman’s Club of Minneapolis” scholarship. She also organized a fundraiser to raise money and bring medical supplies for earthquake victims in Nepal. She also assists at Feed My Starving Children and is trained to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.
Shrestha, a Minnesota Nurses Association member, and her husband are expecting their first child. After the baby is born, she intends to work as a family nurse practitioner.
Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, is the Twin Cities public, urban, comprehensive state university providing lifelong learning, and competitive academic and professional degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.