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
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
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.