Doctor of Nursing Practice, Student
Hometown: South Bend, IN
DNP, Saint Mary's College (expected)
BSN, Bethel College
Why did you pursue this degree?
I decided to pursue this degree to increase my skills and more productive in the services I can offer to my patients.
What has been the most rewarding part of the program?
The people I have met that are going through the program with and the very supportive faculty members are the most rewarding parts of my experience.
What has been the most valuable part of your experience in the graduate program?
Learning skills that I can use at the moment in my practice is the most valuable part of this program.
Please describe your experience with the faculty.
The faculty at Saint Mary's is very supportive so long as you have open communication with them.
What advice do you have for prospective students?
Don't give up despite the many challenges that occur in life trough the course of the program.
What is your favorite class and why?
My favorite class was the communication one. I learned how to let the patients lead the conversation and the concept of open ended questions versus preaching and giving advice.
How has the program prepared you for your career?
I am prepared for my future career because I will be able to think critically and use EBP in the care I give to my patients.