If Alumni Nadia Petrov Could Earn Her BSN All Over Again, She Would

After completing the RN to BSN degree program, Nadia Petrov gained a deeper understanding of her profession, and she now has a brighter nursing career.

by Faith Hardersen, current Linfield student

During her RN to BSN program at Linfield College, Nadia Petrov not only earned a BSN degree, but she gained a new passion for her nursing profession.

After completing her RN program at Clackamas, Nadia realized that just obtaining an RN degree no longer made you stand out in the field. That’s when she turned to Linfield College’s RN to BSN program after her friend, who had finished the program years before, highly recommended it.

“The program at Linfield College was a great experience overall; if I could do it over, I would do it again!”

During Nadia’s program, she had the opportunity to take many classes from wonderful Linfield College professors. But one class stood out above the rest; Nadia was able to take a class focused on the Holocaust by Professor Boas. Her professor’s passion for the course’s subject helped ignite a passion for learning in Nadia.

“This class turned my worldview around, and gave me a new appreciation for life, for my profession, and helped me gain a new understanding of the trauma humans sustain.”

The Linfield College RN to BSN program offers unique opportunities for students to participate in experiential learning including internships, research, international service learning, and study abroad programs. Nadia jumped at this opportunity and used her skills at an inpatient treatment center where she was involved in hands-on community-related nursing.

“It was a great experience, and the facility had a great need for my participation. We were able to bring the medical care to a new level, which will assist recovering addicts in having their medical care tended to in a much better manner, following their incarceration.”

After completing her BSN degree, Nadia is now able to consider taking a promotion to become Director of Nursing at her facility. Linfield College helped her prepare for a brighter future in her nursing career.

“At Linfield College, each course gave me something new to walk away with, and I appreciated all professors, students, and opportunities.”

Fill out Linfield College’s application for the Online and Continuing Education Program to begin the rewarding journey from RN to BSN.