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"If I can do it,  
anyone can!  
It's worth it."


"Learning about the body and how it works was so empowering to me."

Many college students become paralyzed at just the thought of Biology, Chemistry, or Anatomy. This was the case with Denise, a college student. This Liberal Arts' major avoided taking science courses for as long as she could. Finally, Denise came to a point where she could no longer put it off. She needed to take two science classes in order to earn her associate's degree. Reluctantly, she enrolled in an Anatomy class. "Just the word Anatomy was very intimidating to me. I was so worried and afraid that I wouldn't be able to get through it. I thought science was boring."

Denise decided not to think about the class in terms of the whole semester because that was too overwhelming. Instead, she would "take it one class at a time."

After a few classes, Denise's uneasiness began to turn into intrigue as she discovered how amazing the human body is. The more she learned, the more she liked Anatomy. By the time she enrolled in the next science class, she had discovered a new love for science and was eager to learn as much as she could. So much so, that it prompted her to consider the school's nursing program.

Denise, a single parent, has since earned an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts and is now a first year nursing student at Santa Monica Community College. She has a dream for her future to finish school, take her boards and work as a nurse in Labor & Delivery. Her science classes are now more advanced, and so is her interest. "If I can do it, anyone can! It's worth it."