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Stephenson Triplets Graduate from South UniversitySisters Jean, Jeanet, and Jeanice Stepheson are a unique set of South University graduates. Not only are they triplets, they all graduated in 2023 from South University, Montgomery’s Bachelor of Science Nursing program. Growing up, they shared a deep bond, one that followed them through their college years and into the future. 

When the Stephenson triplets were born, it might not have been that big of a surprise to their parents. After all, twins are common in their family, with two other sets of twin cousins. But their future would be something entirely unique. 

The Stephenson sisters’ father came from Nigeria on a soccer scholarship, where they settled down in Alabama and have been there ever since. Their parents have been together for close to thirty years, an incredible testament to their dedication to each other and their family. 

Their mother, and other family members, went on to work in the nursing field, and this inspired Jean, Jeanet, and Jeanice to follow in their mother’s footsteps. During their time as part of the nursing program at South University, the sisters worked at Baptist South Medical Center as advance nurse externs, gaining experience to help them in their future careers*. 

Part of their experience growing up was sharing a lot of things, and that hasn’t changed as they’ve grown up. They still live together and share a car. This made studying together a lot easier, especially since they were all in the same program. “If one person doesn’t know something, you can go to the other, and maybe they’ll explain it better,” Jeanice said. 

“We motivate each other,” Jean said, “help each other, make sure everyone is passing and learning at the same pace.”

Outside of the classroom, the Stephenson sisters can be found working out together, reading, and creating content on social media. For their birthday, they try to travel together to go somewhere special. During their latest trip to the Bahamas, they encountered another set of triplets there.

While they may be triplets, each of them has their own likes and interests. Jean, for instance enjoys playing volleyball, where Jeanice served in the Air National Guard in Montgomery, AL. Jeanice plans to reenlist in the future, using her degree to help become an officer with a higher title.

Now that sisters are graduates, they’re already thinking about where to take their nursing careers. They want to continue their education to CRNA for all three of them, as well as one day create a line of scrubs and a family practice. In the meantime, Jean wants to go into the NICU and Pediatrics; Jeanet wants to work in the ICU; Jeanice wants to work in the ER.

We’re proud of having three graduates all from the same family, and wish the Stephenson sisters well on their future endeavors.

 

* It is up to each student to review the national and state licensure requirements for licensure, as well as the eligibility criteria to sit for licensure exams.  South University cannot guarantee each graduate will pass the required licensure examinations.  Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to South University. Students must pass the required licensure to work in their respective field. South University does not promise or guarantee employment.

Testimonials have been provided by students/alumni in their own words and without coercion. This spotlight is based on information shared by the Stephenson sisters in 2023.

Additional information was drawn from this article: https://www.wsfa.com/2023/12/16/stephenson-triplets-become-stephenson-nurses/