Stephen

Senior/Nursing

Mt. Olive, AL


Why did you come to UNF?

  

I was stationed at NAS Jax and was selected for a Navy enlisted-to-officer program. UNF School of Nursing was the smart  choice, as it is more affordable and well-respected in our community.

 

What is your favorite part of being a student at UNF?

  

UNF's faculty is dedicated to helping students when the students are engaged in learning. I have not encountered  a single instructor who seemed indifferent to student success.

  

What opportunities have you had a UNF that you might not have had elsewhere?

  

UNF School of Nursing (SON) makes sure that students are involved in the health affairs of the community, and I have been able to see and do nursing activities outside of the hospital that I would not have experienced elsewhere.

  

How have these opportunities shaped your "personal journey" (collegiate and otherwise)?

  

The Bachelors in Nursing degree is the first step in advanced practice for a nurse. With a varied clinical rotation and extended community involvement, UNF's SON allows students to determine in which direction they want to go from here.

  

Do you currently have or plan to participate in any internships?

  

An "internship" of sorts is required for the BSN program. We accrue many hours of nursing skills practice along with a preceptor (one who supervises and mentors our final clinical rotation).

  

Where do you think your UNF education will take you in the future?

  

From here, it's back to the Navy fleet. I intend to pursue a Masters in Nursing or a Doctorate of Nursing Practice, and those will be attained during my time in the Navy.

 

 

The School of Nursing makes sure that students are involved in the health affairs of the community, and I have been able to see and do nursing activities outside of the hospital that I would not have experienced elsewhere.