It’s Never Too Late for an Online RN to BSN Degree: Chantal Gardner Student Profile

Linfield offers an affordable, flexible online RN to BSN degree program that offers valuable exposure and develops the skills needed for career advancement.

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Students of all ages enroll in the online RN to BSN degree program at Linfield and gain exposure to skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace. The community-based curriculum creates a deep understanding of population health and evidence-based practice all while developing leadership skills. For those who desire career advancement and academic flexibility, the choice is clear.

Hands-on Approach to Online Learning

From the moment a student applies, they are assigned to an academic advisor. Even though with the online RN to BSN degree program students never have to step foot on campus, they feel supported throughout their academic career. A current student of the program, Chantal Gardner, even gained professional connections from her advisor. “The faculty has been extremely helpful. After I graduate from Linfield, I intend to enter into a nurse practitioner program, and I expressed this to my academic advisor Joanne Swenson. She, in turn, put me in touch with Dr. Breen, who has been very helpful in recommending nurse practitioner programs.”

The Curriculum

Linfield’s RN to BSN online degree program fosters well-rounded nursing leadership skills. Even veteran RNs find themselves gaining valuable skills. Chantal was particularly pleased with the flexibility with which she was able to complete her classes, as well as the development of the curriculum. She said, “Nursing 308 was my favorite class. I was recently scared when I first went back to college, as it has been 8 years. Linfield has done a really good job of supporting my needs and me while I attended this program. I was most afraid of relearning APA format and was pleasantly surprised when the first term of the nursing program focused on APA formatting. It really helped me relearn APA formatting, and that made me feel confident to pursue by BSN.” The curriculum was designed with a student’s busy schedule in mind. Linfield aims to streamline the amount of time needed to obtain a degree by providing critical course work with a natural development plan.

Eliminate Barriers for Career Advancement

When asked if she has any advice for future students, Chantal said, “Don’t let your fears, whatever they may be, stop you from going to college! Just do it!” As a busy mother of three, she was able to successfully balance her work and family life with school because of Linfield’s flexible schedule. An online RN to BSN degree is not out of reach for anyone. It is easily manageable. Deciding to enroll could be the key to expanding career opportunities.