Nursing Next: Alvernia University’s RN to BSN student profiles
Unlike many careers in which the type of employee is defined by the position he or she holds, nursing professionals are anything but typical. Alvernia’s current RN to BSN students are a shining example of the diversity that makes healthcare specialists so understanding, well-rounded and caring. And that’s why we’re starting a new feature on this blog called Nursing Next, so our current students’ amazing stories may inspire the amazing stories of tomorrow.
Today’s blog features Christoper Reinbold.
Why did you decide to pursue a BSN?
To further advance my career and to meet all of my expectations and dreams as an RN and soon as a BSN.
What advice would you give to someone who is just starting in this career path?
Keep your head up and your nose in the books. It’s easy to get down and overwhelmed trying to balance everything, in the end with the degree in your hand so many doors will open.
Please share an example of a time when you were able to apply something you’d learned in class to your current job?
The complete health assessment that we learned about in NUR 316 is such a basic concept, but such an important one too. You can learn so much simply by looking, listening and touching someone.
What is an academic skill (writing, oral communication, critical thinking) you believe every nurse should possess, no matter what stage in his or her career?
Great communication is the key, being able to communicate your thoughts into actions are extremely important.
Do you currently work part or full time?
In what areas of nursing practice have you worked?
How long have you been in nursing?
Anything else you’d like to share?
Love the program, the teachers, fellow students and the atmosphere; it’s like a huge family all with one common goal.
Are you considering a Master of Science in Nursing after you earn a BSN?