Jennifer Prazak ’11, biology/pre-nursing, oncology nurse at St. Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, Ill.:
"Augustana College taught me my work ethic. In my first year out of Augustana, I, along with my best friend Molly Clennon, completed a 12-month accelerated bachelor of science in nursing degree at Saint Louis University, and it was our Augie experience that prepared us for the rigorous course load and set us up for success in the field of nursing."
Mindy Mappin ’09, biology/pre-nursing ER nurse in Steamboat Springs, Colo.:
"I did an accelerated bachelor's program at Regis University in Denver after finishing at Augustana. I’ve been a traveling nurse for two years after Denver, and am now settling down in the mountains! I felt extremely prepared for my accelerated program... The beautiful thing about Augustana is that it teaches you how to study and learn, so when I was hit with cramming another bachelor’s program into 11 months, it wasn’t all that overwhelming. I just had to buckle down and continue to do what I had already been taught. Plus, I didn’t have to take any extra prerequisites, because I had such a well-rounded education."
Kiley Peters ’09, biology/pre-nursing, registered nurse on pediatric Crisis Stabilization Unit, Jefferson Hills, Colo.:
"Augustana prepared me very well for the accelerated BSN program that I completed at Saint Louis University. I did not have to fulfill any other prerequisites past my biology major; the more demanding courses/labs at Augustana prepared me for days of studying and clinical; and the well-rounded education I received at Augustana made transitioning into nursing very easy. I am now about to graduate from Saint Louis University as a family psychiatric nurse practitioner, and I owe a lot of my educational “upbringing” to Augustana."