Director of Emergency Services
Shasta Regional Medical Center, Redding, Calif.
"As a busy worker in the fast-paced healthcare industry, I was looking for an educational option to further my career that would allow me to balance work and family life.
I found that — and more through Simpson University's ASPIRE program.
"As a busy worker in the fast-paced healthcare industry, I was looking for an educational option to further my career that would allow me to balance work and family life."
I had heard very good things about the RN-to-BSN degree program, and the structure really appealed to me, especially the opportunity to meet in a classroom setting once a week. I found it much more rewarding than an Internet-based program.
I also found it a very personal and encouraging environment. Both staff and faculty truly care about the students, and I always knew that they looked after my interests.
A favorite part of my Simpson experience was class discussions. I never once got the feeling that I had to alter any of my responses or opinions. The instructors were very open-minded. Having the opportunity to discuss relevant major issues and their effects on the nursing industry was very rewarding and not something that most get to do on a daily basis.
I was also very glad to have the opportunity to take religion classes as part of the core curriculum. It helped turn on my 'spiritual light.'
The care, compassion and dedication of the professors meant a great deal as I balanced classes with a full-time job, family and assistant coaching of my son's football and baseball teams. The instructors are second to none — I could not have asked for a better group of people to learn from during this program.
I would not hesitate to recommend this program to others. My Simpson education has given me the ability to look at my profession from a different point of view — and to make a greater difference in my field."
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