Practical Nurse Testimonials, Class of 2021

Practical Nurse Testimonials, Class of 2021

Vanna Ngo

“The 10 months that I’ve spent in the practical nursing program were no joke- especially during a global pandemic! The daily online zoom classes & weekly Covid testing was stressful. With exams, clinical 3 times a week, online simulation( and working 20 hours week at the hospital)you have to dedicate a majority of your time and effort towards your studies and your future nursing career in order to be successful. It takes some sacrifice to propel yourself into a better career. However, with the support of the amazing & intelligent students around me, it made the journey well worth it and easier to manage. The instructors were excellent, friendly and supportive throughout the year. We really became a big family despite spending much of the time on Zoom. The biggest piece of advice I have for future nursing students is really try to understand and grasp the content as opposed to memorizing. If you understand the pathophysiology of a certain disease everything else will follow. I’m glad to say I will be graduating with honors and I look forward to working as a licensed practical nurse in the near future!”

 

Katie Riley

“When I decided after 20 years of owning a business to go back to school for nursing the excitement and nerves were present. I can’t say enough what an amazing journey the past year has been. Going to school with 3 kids of my own through a pandemic was scary and exhausting. With hard work and the amazing staff in the practical nursing program I am proud to say I am graduating with honors. Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Waugh and Mrs. DiBona are all amazing. They push you to do your best & always made themselves present to help you along the way. If you are looking at an LPN program look no further – you will find the best at STI.”