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Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) nursing students Tavoria and Taneshia Poole consider themselves more than just siblings, they are best friends as well.

Tavoria Poole is a senior on track to graduate in December. Her younger sister, Taneshia Poole, a junior, is also pursuing a nursing degree.

“I chose nursing because Tavoria chose nursing,” Taneshia Poole explains. “I really didn’t know what I wanted to major in when I came to college, but I knew that I wanted to help people. I’m happy I chose nursing because I love it.”

The Poole sisters are first-generation college students from Jacksonville, North Carolina, and are the oldest of seven children. Their father is a boiler plant engineer for the Department of Defense, and mother is a home health nursing assistant. They believe that obtaining their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) will set the bar higher for their younger siblings.

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Originally published April, 2018.