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Learning Center Experience
I dreamed of becoming a nurse since I was 16 years old. I
began by earning my associate’s degree so I could stay home and help take care
of my ailing grandmother. Throughout that time I knew I wanted to go back to
school for my bachelor’s degree, because I knew my professional options would
be limited without it. When I looked into the bachelor’s program at Kaplan University, I knew it was the best option for me even with my busy schedule. I
was able to research all the course descriptions before I even registered.
Other online programs didn’t have that option. This was extremely important
because I learned the courses at Kaplan University were flexible and I could go
to school on my time. Most of the work was independent study or discussion
questions, and there was also a campus close by in case I needed additional
support. With a husband working full time and a baby on the way, that was a big
One of the most important aspects of nursing I learned at
Kaplan University was the ability to communicate in a way that other health
professionals understand. I learned about statistics, health information
systems, and databases, which allowed me to overcome barriers and advance even
further. Kaplan University also helped me prepare for the future of nursing. Our
health system was changing very rapidly at the time because of electronic
medical records and bedside laptops. However, this was an easy transition for
me because I had to use a computer to go to school and was well versed in
online interfacing. Kaplan University set me up for success by teaching me how
to adapt to change more easily than the other nurses I worked with.
I know Kaplan University played a critical role in allowing
me to move ahead with my nursing career. Once I earned my bachelor’s degree, I
was able to move from floor nurse at a hospital to a research specialist. I was
also able to become a clinical instructor at the community college I attended.
It’s really important for me to give back not just as a nurse, but as an
educator as well.
I love to teach, so now I’m in the process of earning my doctorate
degree and looking at more educational opportunities. We are in the midst of
major health care reform, and I know achieving the highest level of education
will be paramount in understanding what my role in health care would be.
Recently, I’ve become very active in public policy. I’ve
actually gone to Iowa’s capitol to testify in regards to health care reform. I
met with state representatives to discuss what’s needed in our state. By doing
so, I was able to effect positive change in our health care system. I credit
what I learned at Kaplan University in giving me the knowledge, courage, and
ability to participate in those congressional meetings. I never saw myself as a
leader in health care, but today, I am.
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