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Jean McGinty '14
Laurie Courtney '12
Some things I especially appreciated about the program were the cohort/blended model and the breadth of experiences of the nurses in the program. Going through the program with a cohort provided an important built in support network, and the blended online/face-to-face classes ensured that everyone got to know each other. Even the best online communications can’t compare to impromptu discussions that occur when face-to-face. The FSU program combined the best of both worlds – the ease of online learning with the personal touch of the face-to-face classes.
Three weeks after graduating I was recruited for a position that I never would have sought out on my own and would not have been qualified for without my MSN degree. I ended up accepting the job offer and now find myself as a VP of HealthCare Services for a small private company that works with hospitals to improve their patient satisfaction rates and decrease their readmission rates. I entered the program at FSU with the hope that it would open more professional doors for me, but never thought it would change my life so quickly! I truly cherish the experience, the knowledge gained, and the wonderful nurses that I’ve added to my network of friends and peers."
Mary Mathieu '12
Leila Mercer '12
Colleen Whitehouse '12
John Poillucci '10
"My education at Framingham State University Nursing Master’s program was a life changing experience. It has dramatically improved my practice as a nurse and has given me the education to pursue opportunities that were not available with my Bachelor’s degree. After graduating from FSU I was promoted at work from a staff nurse to a staff development specialist in the Main Operating Room at Massachusetts General Hospital.
The flexibility of the hybrid program is particularly suited for busy working nurses. I cannot recommend this program enough for anyone that would like to push their career and the profession of nursing forward."
“This program has enriched my life both personally and professionally. It has renewed my love for nursing and has inspired me to become an educator who desires to share her knowledge with the nurses of the future.
Early on in the program I was offered a job as a clinical adjunct faculty member at Curry College, and during my recent practicum I was asked to teach a Lifespan course for a practical nursing program.”
Rachel Slate '10
“During my second year in the MSN-Nursing Leadership program at Framingham State University, I participated in a two semester internship at the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) in the Division of Health and Safety. This experience allowed me to network with hundreds of nurses in the Boston area and to build professional relationships with many staff members at the MNA. I have recently been appointed to the MNA's Education Committee and the Congress on Health and Safety. I look forward to continuing to be actively involved in the MNA. I believe the MSN courses and professors provided me with additional skills and confidence to take on leadership roles in this professional organization.”
“The Nurse Educator Program is very challenging and yet very rewarding. It has been two years of extremely hard work, but the meticulous curriculum and experienced faculty have given me valuable tools to utilize in my job and future career plans.
I believe Framingham State College is contributing to the supply of well prepared faculty to teach future generations of nurses."
"The Framingham State College Master of Science in Nursing Education is wonderful and flexible. The weekend and the distance learning courses have allowed me to continue with my employment while completing the program. I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the faculty of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program at FSC."
Lisa Gendron '10
"Now that the journey has ended, I am thankful for the personal and professional growth experienced during this transformation program. I have developed an interest in curriculum design and evaluation. In my work environment, I am excited to bring this interest and share it with colleagues.
The hybrid design of the Framingham MSN Educator program afforded me the opportunity to manage my education with the other demands of life."
“The program is very intensive but helped me to get a job at Regis College in Weston even before I graduated. I worked as a clinical instructor this spring for the third year BSN students. In addition, I have been offered a position in the Nursing lab at Regis this coming fall. This is a great opportunity and I am grateful to the MSN Program for preparing me for this."
“The MSN program at Framingham State has allowed me to reach levels in my nursing career that I never dreamed of reaching. During my first practicum as a student I was afforded the opportunity to work with nursing faculty at Simmons College which led to a job offer as an adjunct faculty member.
This program has revitalized my passion for nursing and I can’t wait to pass that on to the next generation of nurses through my teaching.”
Maureen Hillier '10
"The hybrid design of the FSC MSN program was a great fit personally and professionally. Over the past 21 months, I believe the rigorous courses in the MSN Education track have prepared me well to assume part time adjunct clinical faculty positions at Curry College and Northeastern University.
With tuition reimbursement, the cost of the entire FSC program was less than what my colleagues pay in the Boston area colleges for one graduate MSN class."