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Nursing Next: Alvernia RN to BSN stresses patience for future BSN students

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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.

Nursing Next shares their stories.

Today’s blog features our RN to BSN raffle winner Cindy Levengood.

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Why did you decide to pursue a BSN?

I have always wanted to further my education and this is a stepping stone for earning my Masters Degree.

What advice would you give to someone who is just starting in this career path?

Be patient. The first year of your career will be very challenging. At times you may ask yourself why you chose nursing as a career. As you become more confident in yourself you will shine.

Please share an example of a time when you were able to apply something you’d learned in class to your current job?

I found the culture class [Transcultural Nursing, NUR 312] very beneficial. Reading is a community diverse in culture and applying concepts learned in class will benefit nurses lifelong.

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?

Although nurses must be able to think critically, I feel communication is the most important skill a nurse can possess. Nurses must communicate with patients, families, physicians, other personnel and to each other every day and all day long. It is important for nurses to effectively communicate with knowledge and respect.

Do you currently work part or full time?

Full time

In what areas of nursing practice have you worked?

Rehabilitation Telemetry Long Term Care Home Care

How long have you been in nursing?

14 years

Anything else you’d like to share?

Alvernia’s RN to BSN program format makes it easy for working adults to obtain their degree.

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