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For Sarah Amand, the decision to enroll in Concordia University, St. Paul’s online RN to BSN program came down to flexibility and career-focused learning. “I chose CSP because I liked the way the program was laid out. I liked the idea of only taking one class at a time and being able to give that class my full attention. I was also able to pick my own preceptors and use my place of employment for my clinical experience. The most important factor – I wanted a fully online program where I could still be able to work full time,” she says.
Sarah is currently employed as a clinical care nursing supervisor and has previously held positions in finance and hospitality. Becoming a nurse has given her the opportunity to help others. “I love being a nurse and find it to be a fulfilling job – having the ability to take care of others at some of the worst times of their lives.”
One central benefit to Sarah’s experience as a CSP nursing student has been her interaction with expert faculty. “It is hard to pick just one professor who has impacted me, as they have all played an instrumental part in my journey through the RN to BSN program. They were always quick to respond if I had a question or concern and were empathetic to any of the challenges that I was facing. I always felt supported, and even though I never met any of them, I still felt that I knew them,” she says.
In addition, Sarah has seen the career benefits of a CSP education firsthand. “Since beginning this program, I started my first nursing job and was recently promoted to clinical care nursing supervisor. This program gave me the skills that I needed to advance my career and made me feel comfortable stepping into a leadership role.”
Sarah knows that earning her degree at CSP was the right choice to put her goals within reach. “My advice to nurses who are thinking about pursing a degree is that you will not be disappointed in this program. CSP will give you the tools that you need to be successful as a nurse and a student, and will help you prepare for career advancement,” she says.