Professor of Nursing/Department Chair
What first drew me to the nursing faculty at Emmanuel was the type of student that chose the College's RN-to-Bachelor of Science program: the working adult.
I appreciate the special journey that working adults have taken, as well as the varied life and professional experiences they bring to the learning process. Through the translation of these experiences into learning opportunities, the educational environment is greatly enriched and the classroom becomes a laboratory where students examine what they know through the lens of new knowledge and applications.
What is unique about Emmanuel's RN-to-BSN program is its emphasis on meeting the health needs of vulnerable populations. Targeting these groups to frame learning, in particular clinical learning, has sensitized students to the complex health needs of very disadvantaged people, all the while integrating the College's mission into the clinical practicum experience.