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Study.com 2010 Scholarship Winners: Nursing

Mar 09, 2011

Each year, Study.com awards ten merit-based scholarships to students in fields ranging from health administration to criminal justice. We recently caught up with Abbie Altman, our 2010 winner in Nursing and Health Administration. Read on to learn how the Study.com scholarship has helped her.

By Megan Driscoll

Abbie Altman

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?

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.


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