Emily Powell is completing her bachelor of science in nursing degree online with Eastern Kentucky University. She is an RN at the University of Kentucky hospital. Emily recently shared her thoughts about her experience as an EKU Online student.
How has earning this degree changed or aided your career?
Obtaining my BSN opens the door for growth and advancement in my career.
What motivated you to get this degree?
I would like to continue my education and go to graduate school.
What was your favorite part or the highlight of your time as an EKU Online student?
I like learning new things. On the job site I often hear about evidenced-based practice. Now I have a better understanding of what that means and how it is used to set policies. I can be more confident that I am providing safe, professional care to my patients because of the understanding I’ve gained.
How did the EKU Online faculty aid in your success?
They are very supportive and if there is something you don’t understand, they take the time to educate you so that you are successful.
What did you find surprising about the program?
I was surprised by how supportive the professors and advisors are. They understand the challenges that come with balancing life, family, and student life.
What advice would you give to someone who is looking to become an EKU Online student?
You should do it. Invest in yourself and believe that you can do whatever it takes to be successful. If you don’t invest in yourself, no one else will. You are valuable and you should take the time to further your education so that you can achieve your goals.
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EKU is a regionally accredited university that has been an online education leader for more than 15 years. Our CCNE-accredited RN-BSN program offers a flexible, online format that provides students the ability to complete coursework and assignments according to their schedule.
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