Michael “Mike” Blood is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and is attending Lakeland Community College. He is pursuing a degree in nursing because it allows him to choose his own path. Registered nurses have opportunities to change roles or seek out different professional options, something that Mike finds appealing. While in high school he volunteered at a hospital and got to see health care up close while assisting in the emergency room. Mike originally wanted to be a doctor, but once he saw registered nurses in action, his mind was changed.