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Don’t Ever Lose Your Spirit of Enthusiasm

As long as I can remember, I wanted to be a nurse or work in any career that would afford me the opportunity to work with patients/people. Life events changed my plan and I spent the next 20 years in Marketing. But I never lost my desire to become a nurse, or my desire to be part of providing a healing and calming environment to the sick, and to enhance and teach positive health strategies.

I am a Kent State 1997 BSN graduate. When I decided to continue my education as a MSN Nurse Educator, there was no doubt in my mind that I would choose Kent State. Not once I have never been sorry for my life's career choice. Kent State has played a major role in my career. Connie Stopper, my advisor, once told me "don’t ever lose your spirit of enthusiasm," and I am happy to report that I have not!

My area of specialty is critical care and cardiovascular. For the last four years I have been blessed to be a part-time faculty clinical instructor for KSU. My goal is to share my enthusiasm and knowledge with clinical students as they assimilate into the role of BSN! I had the privilege this past spring to study abroad. This adventure took me to Geneva, Switzerland, to attend the 2017 World Health Assembly Immersion, World Church Counsel, and the Red Cross/Red Crescent. We traveled to the top of Mount Blanc in France and spent a fabulous day in Barcelona, Spain!

Thank you Kent State University for opening up a vast world to me and for your support and encouragement! 

POSTED: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:54am
UPDATED: Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:54am
WRITTEN BY:
Bonnie Schuerger