Lee Coleman – Focused. Driven. Student.
Lee Coleman grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana and had dreams of working as an engineer, but life had a different path set out for him. During his junior year of high school, at Captain Shreve High, Coleman tore his ACL during a basketball tournament.
“After my injury, I had surgery to get my ACL repaired and began physical therapy soon after,” said Coleman. “I had the greatest physical therapist, he not only was an amazing PT, he was a great person as well. He really impacted my life. After that experience I realized I wanted to work in the medical field and hopefully impact lives like he had mine.”
After this moment, Coleman knew he wanted to work in the medical field in some fashion. His mother is an Occupational Therapist for the VA and was one of his main influences in pursuing a career in the medical field.
Coleman graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and then chose Connors State College to further his educational career. Colman said he chose Connors because he had heard the nursing program was unmatched in the state.
“Connors State nursing has given me an opportunity to learn and grow scholastically as well as lay a foundation of knowledge for my future career,” said Coleman. “I’m class president of the spring 2017 nursing class and I’m a member of the Student Nurse Association chapter on the Connors State campus.”
After Connors, Coleman hopes to work as an ICU nurse.
“Eventually, I plan get my Masters of Science in Nursing and either become a Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Anesthetist,” said Coleman.