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One Womb, Three Nurses: Stephenson Triplets Graduate from Nursing School Together


Graduating from a nursing program is a monumental achievement. For the Stephenson sisters—Jean, Jeanet, and Jeanice—this milestone is triply significant. These remarkable triplets, all 2023 graduates of South University, Montgomery's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, have not only shared the same womb but also a deeply intertwined journey through life, education, and into their future careers.

A Legacy of Family and Nursing

The story of the Stephenson triplets is deeply rooted in family and tradition. Their journey began in Alabama, where their father, originally from Nigeria, came on a soccer scholarship. Settling in Alabama, he and their mother have been together for nearly thirty years, a testament to their dedication and love.

Growing up in a family with a history of twins—two other sets of twin cousins—the arrival of triplets wasn't a complete surprise. However, their individual paths and collective bond are truly unique. Inspired by their mother and other family members who worked in nursing, Jean, Jeanet, and Jeanice followed in their footsteps, enrolling in South University's nursing program.


Their time at South University was marked by hard work and practical experience. As advanced nurse externs at Baptist South Medical Center, they gained invaluable hands-on experience that would prepare them for their future roles in healthcare.


Shared Lives, Shared Dreams

Living and studying together has always been a part of the Stephenson sisters' lives. They still live under the same roof and even share a car, which facilitated their studies and allowed them to support each other academically. Jeanice explained, “If one person doesn’t know something, you can go to the other, and maybe they’ll explain it better.” Jean added, “We motivate each other, help each other, make sure everyone is passing and learning at the same pace.”

Beyond their academic endeavors, the sisters enjoy a variety of activities together. Whether it's working out, reading, or creating content for social media, their bond extends well beyond the classroom. They also love to travel, making their birthdays a special occasion by visiting new places together. During a recent trip to the Bahamas, they even met another set of triplets, underscoring the uniqueness of their own experience.


Individual Paths Within a Shared Dream

Despite their shared lives, each sister has her own distinct interests and career aspirations. Jean enjoys playing volleyball, while Jeanice has served in the Air National Guard in Montgomery, Alabama, and plans to reenlist, aiming to leverage her nursing degree to attain a higher officer title. Jeanet, on the other hand, has her sights set on working in the ICU.

Their professional goals are as diverse as their personal interests. Jean plans to specialize in the NICU and Pediatrics, Jeanet is drawn to the ICU, and Jeanice aims to work in the ER. Beyond these immediate goals, they share a vision for the future: continuing their education to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), starting a line of scrubs, and perhaps even establishing a family medical practice together.

Looking Ahead

As they embark on their nursing careers, the Stephenson sisters carry with them not just a degree but a deep bond and a shared sense of purpose. Their journey is a powerful testament to the strength of family, the importance of support, and the impact of shared dreams.


South University is proud to have been a part of their educational journey and looks forward to seeing the significant contributions they will make in the field of nursing. As they move forward, their story will undoubtedly inspire others to pursue their own dreams, regardless of the challenges they may face.


In their own words, the Stephenson sisters are “excited to embark on a fulfilling career, making a difference in people’s lives.” Their dedication, unity, and ambition promise a bright future in healthcare, one that we will be watching with great anticipation.


To follow the incredible journey of Jean, Jeanet, and Jeanice Stephenson and to keep up with their future endeavors, stay connected with South University and the inspiring stories of our graduates.


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