Cassie Raymond

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Student

Cassie Raymond

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Education

DNP, Saint Mary's College (expected)
BSN, St. Ambrose University

Why did you pursue this degree? 
I wanted to work outside the hospital and take on a nursing role that would help me to prevent patient hospitalizations and be on the proactive side of healthcare.

What has been the most rewarding part of the program?
Meeting many wonderful classmates who share the same passions and vision as I do. I have had many inspirational instructors as well who have been helpful.

What advice do you have for prospective students?
I would advise them to reach out to classmates and professors for help and guidance. Learn good time management skills too.

What is your favorite class and why?
My favorite class was statistics because the instructor was very fair and organized. I learned and have retained a lot.

How has the program prepared you for your career?
I expect this program will prepare me to be a knowledgeable nurse practitioner and will provide me resources for success.