Personal Stories from Peninsula College Nursing Students
Five different students, five different lives. Yet they all have one thing in common―each is a true Peninsula College success story.
The five students featured here chose the field of nursing because they wanted to make a difference, and they chose Peninsula College because they knew we could help them make their dreams come true.
The skills these students are learning both in and outside the classroom are helping them contribute to patient care in thoughtful and significant ways, and their training will continue to inspire them once they enter the profession of nursing.
"It is so rewarding to be able to make a difference for the better in someone’s life."
As a stay-at-home mother re-entering the workforce, I chose nursing because I thought it would be a flexible career that would allow me to enjoy time with my family. I began my prerequisites at Peninsula College when my daughter started first grade. Right away I loved the science courses and decided that the patient care part was something I would be able to accept. After entering the nursing program, I was surprised to find out that caregiving is my favorite part of nursing. It is so rewarding to be able to make a difference for the better in someone’s life. The nursing program has helped prepare me to be an effective caregiver, communicator, and advocate for my patients. I have learned to treat my patients holistically by addressing their physiological, psychological and spiritual needs. In the nursing program, we conducted a community hand hygiene education project that was incredibly well received. I enjoyed interacting with local citizens and promoting disease prevention. I feel that Peninsula College has prepared me to further my education and for a rewarding career.
"This program has allowed me the potential to help change people’s lives for the better and as a result better my own."
"Now that I’m a nursing student at Peninsula College, I’m finding a passion in working locally as well."
"I can honestly say I will leave the nursing program a better person than when I started."
"The faculty members truly want each and every student to succeed and arm us with the tools to be caring, competent nurses. At only twenty-two years of age I see a world of opportunity ahead of me in the field of nursing."
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