Marie Rodgers: Alum of the Month, Spencerian LouisvilleMarie Rodgers was selected for Alumna of the Month from Spencerian College's Louisville campus. She felt very honored to have been chosen and said that Spencerian is one of the best colleges to advance ones career. Marie completed the Nursing program in 2004. She said, "Ever since I was a child, I knew I wanted to care for people. Through my education from Spencerian, I have learned to care for my clients as a whole through an holistic approach."
We asked Marie about her favorite things while attending Spencerian College. "The instructors were very knowledgeable in their field and knew how to incorporate their knowledge into the classroom setting. When you make the classroom more interesting, the information is more likely to stick with you. I went in with confidence for the state boards for my LPN and RN and passed on the first attempt," said Marie. "Spencerian prepared me for my career by providing me with a chance to learn hands on in excellent clinical settings. When I landed my first job as an LPN, I wasn't sure if I was ready to take on my role as a nurse. I found out the first day that I was more than ready; I was very pleased that my clinical experiences prepared me for my goal of working in long term care as a nurse."
Marie is currently working at a steel manufacturing plant, Sypris Technologies as an Occupational Health Nurse. "In my position, I apply a holistic approach to nursing; treating the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the person with a focus also on the environment."
In the future, Marie plans to obtain her license as a Nurse Practitioner, which she will receive by 2017.
Marie's advice to students is: "Never stop learning. Whether you continue your education or not, keep up with the latest trends in healthcare or your field of study. Be the best that you can be by educating yourself on a regular basis."
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