Lucky Hustead ‘18 Likes to Help “Fix” People

Lucky Hustead graduated Bosque School in 2018 with a direction already in her mind: she wanted to become a nurse. After attending UNM for two years, she was recently admitted into the university’s nursing program! 

It wasn’t an easy road to get there. Before applying to the nursing program, Lucky took a year and a half of prerequisites which involved many challenging science classes and had to take the Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) exam. Luckily, Lucky loves science and excelled.

“I really liked the science program here at Bosque,” said Lucky. “That’s what really made me want to go into nursing. I took seven science classes in high school and did Science Olympiad.” She said that Bosque’s MRC program also exposed her to the medical world, and she really enjoyed it. “I like to help fix people,” she said.

In addition to starting nursing school this week, Lucky also works at UNM Children’s Hospital in the Childlife Program. “I get to work with kids from 1 week to 18 years old,” said Lucky. She realized how much she enjoyed working with children while at the hospital and decided that she would like to go into pediatrics.

Her mother, Phyllis Riboni-Hustead, shared, “I’m just elated. It’s been very exciting because everything that she learned at Bosque really helped at UNM. Regardless of ACT or GPA, it’s that she learned how to study and put things together, her thesis, all of it.” She added, “Bosque was very instrumental in helping her succeed at the university level. The studying, Colloquium, all that Bosque offered helped her do well.”

Lucky is on track to receive her bachelor’s degree in 3.5 years. We’re wishing her all the best!