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I always wanted to help people and earn a great salary.


“If you really want it…work hard, go for it and don’t give up!”

Ever since Nicole was 11 years old, she knew she wanted to do something good for people. So when she turned 16 she was excited when she had the opportunity to be a candy striper. “I always felt like I wanted to do something to help people,” explains Nicole.

Not knowing exactly which career path to take, Nicole started out her academic career at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire taking prerequisites for a career in medical health. She then transferred to University of Minnesota and graduated with a Public Health degree. “When I started looking for a job, the job market was in real bad shape. I finally landed a job as a Health and Wellness Coordinator at Honeywell. That’s when I saw that there was a tremendous need for RNs.”

Now Nicole is back in school at the University of San Diego earning her BSN. “Nursing has everything I am looking for, I get to help people and be involved in their lives, plus I can look forward to a high paying job!”