John Sheski ’04
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Nurse Practitioner with the Mayo Clinic St. Mary's Hospital
Trauma-Critical Care-General Surgery Teaml
are no typical days for John Sheski. As a critical care nurse
trauma team member at one of the country’s most prestigious medical
day literally brings something new.
“There is nothing I
about my career,” Sheski said. “It’s very rewarding. Mayo provides
education opportunities, and the physicians here love to share their
From multi-car accidents to gunshot
wounds and other severe trauma, Sheski has already seen a great deal in
young career. He has witnessed the amazing resiliency and recuperative
the human body and the heartbreak that accompanies losing a loved one at
tragically young age.
“I’ve seen someone shot in the
through the eye return to high school and the victim of a horrible car
return to college,” he said. “Some patients look terrible when they come
but they make it and recover. That’s very rewarding. On the other side,
seen people with small children who love their lives, die tragically.
really feel terrible.”
As a nursing student at
landed a highly selective internship in the Mayo Neuroscience ICU. He
after graduation, and he went on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing
Nurse Practitioner degree in 2010.
providing them with the best possible personalized care is what is most
important, Sheski said, which was reinforced by the Viterbo nursing
“Compassionate care is a very
important aspect of nursing,” he said. “Ethics and respect for people
values taught at Viterbo. This makes for better nurses, and better care