By Megan Driscoll
Study.com: Please tell our readers about the education program in which you're currently enrolled.
Abbie Altman: Family Nurse Practitioner BSN to MSN.
Study.com: What was your previous educational and/or professional background, and how did you become interested in nursing?
AA: I found myself getting older and realized that I would not be able to do floor nursing forever.
Study.com: How has the 2010-2011 school year gone for you so far? What are your favorite things, least favorite things, biggest surprises, etc.?
AA: The year has gone well. Statistics wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. I don't care for all the PowerPoint projects.
Study.com: In what ways has the scholarship money you received from Study.com helped you in your studies?
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AA: I was able to buy new books from the bookstore, instead of used titles online. This expedited the process immensely.
Study.com: Please tell us about your plans for after you finish your degree. Are you considering more education, a career change or...?
AA: I plan on doing medical missionary work when I complete the program.
Study.com: If you could have any job in your field, what would it be?
AA: I would like to do medical missions during and after natural disasters. I'd like to work in an ER when not needed on the mission field.
Study.com: Finally, what advice would you give someone who's considering pursuing a similar degree program?
AA: Keep at it. Don't give up. The rewards are phenomenal.