I just loved everything about getting my education from BTC.
"Nursing is a good secure job, and once I get my RN there are so many different options and branches out there that I’ll never get bored with my job. I loved being a CNA, but all the benefits that come along with moving up in the nursing field helped motivate me to go back to school."
“I was CNA for almost eight years, but ultimately I wanted to be a Nurse Anesthetist. I began working as a CNA a week after I graduated high school, and what really made me want to be a nurse was all of the benefits, the careers, and all the specialties that are available. Nursing is a good secure job, and once I get my RN there are so many different options and branches out there that I’ll never get bored with my job. I loved being a CNA, but all the benefits that come along with moving up in the nursing field helped motivate me to go back to school.
At first I was kind of nervous about starting at such a small school because I’m not the type of person to get attached, but I do like the smaller school and the help that everyone is willing to offer. Wendy and Avril in Financial Aid guided me step by step through the loan process and directed me where to sign up for everything. They were more than willing to walk me through the whole process. There was never a problem with me just coming right up to the office and talking with them about something. One time I was getting calls about student loans and I just wanted to make sure that it wasn’t a scam; I just walked up to the office and they were able to help me. Overall, Admissions and Financial Aid were very helpful when I came to the school, and they’re super accessible once you’re a student too.
At first I was kind of nervous about starting at such a small school because I’m not the type of person to get attached, but I do like the smaller school and the help that everyone is willing to offer.
BTC prepared me for work after graduation because we had this awesome simulation lab, so you couldn’t hurt anybody, but you could make mistakes and learn from them. Then we got to go to all different places for our clinical sites in our third semester. We worked in clinics, long term care facilities, different hospitals, and just getting that diverse exposure prepared us so well. I just loved everything about getting my education from BTC.”
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"When I started looking for nursing schools my main focus was that I could get in and get it done while still getting a good education. I didn’t have to have any prerequisites to get into BTC’s RN program, and I could complete the gen-eds as I went through the program. Plus, the new facility was just really top notch as far as materials and access to things. "Read full story
"Going to nursing school was the best decision I ever made. I really wish I would’ve made it sooner in my life. I graduated at age 45, and I waited quite a long time, but it was the best decision I ever made. It was the most rewarding hard work I’ve ever done."Read full story
"Along with my schooling, I was raising two children with all of their activities, plus being a wife. So as a student, mother, and wife I had to prioritize in order to get the grades I wanted. My kids understood and knew that I had school and that I was bettering their lives. I still got to spend time with my family while I was in the MA program, I just had to put the books away until my kids were in bed."Read full story
"One of the main reasons I decided to go to nursing school was because my daughter had a really bad accident when she was only six years old. She had a long stay in the hospital and we encountered many different types of nurses. Some who loved their job and gave excellent care as well as some that were at the other end of the spectrum. I realized what a difference it made not only in our experience at the hospital but also in her health."Read full story
"I think it was helpful to do the LPN program and then come back for the Bridge program because with the skill set that I learned in the LPN program, I was able to put it to use at a clinic and really practice it. Then when I got to the RN program I was so ready to do it, and there was so much of the practical knowledge that I knew already that made it a lot easier for me."Read full story