Linda DeChaine didn’t enjoy the monotony of her job. As a clinical lab supervisor, she managed six labs and the technical staff at each establishment. “It was the same thing, day after day,” said Linda. She had also reached the ceiling in her career field leaving no room for growth and she wanted more.
She wasn’t going to let the fact that she was an established adult deter her. Linda has a Bachelor of Science that she received in 1991 and Master’s in Business Administration she received in 2001. She is married, and her children are grown.
Linda enrolled in the registered nursing program at ECPI University’s, College of Nursing, in the Nursing (RN) program in July 2010 and graduated in December 2011. With an impressive 3.96 GPA, Linda aspires to be in the operating room. She’d like to be a traveling nurse filling in at hospitals across the country that need temporary staff. This would give Linda the flexibility and opportunity to see the country.
“I chose MCI because I am older and I wanted to maximize my time,” explained Linda. “I liked the speed of the program.” Linda did her research prior to selecting MCI; she looked at several programs comparing passing rates, graduation rates, graduates who had earned employment post-graduation and overall graduate reviews. She picked MCI and says the program is fast paced and intense and that she learned a great deal stating, “I tell others to put their nose to the grind stone, you get out of it what you put into it.”
Linda had originally wanted to be a nurse, but the program wasn’t an option to her during the 1980’s when she was graduating high school. She is a good example of someone who holds tight to a dream knowing she can accomplish her heart’s desire.
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