-by Grace Aralu

My name is Grace Ogochukwu Aralu, a Cohort 13 nursing graduate from Keiser University (KU) Orlando Campus. KU offered me the opportunity to meet people from diverse backgrounds, admission with no waiting list, and through my experiences at KU, I have become a more confident and purposeful lady.

The proactive and collaborative staff at KU taught, encouraged, and assisted me through this 16-month program. They cheered me on even when I suffered an eviction and fire damage all within three months, in the thick of active semester studies and while caring for my teenagers, Judah and Glory Okeke.

I remain forever grateful to my parents, Elder Benneth and Mrs. Roseline Aralu for their tremendous support and encouragement. Much thanks to my dear friend, Attorney Kingsley Okoye, who has become like a big brother to me during these challenging years.

To the new and incoming nursing students, I say, it can be done. I will continue to pass this great spirit of courage and pride to as many that come my way. Being a nurse enables me to fulfill my purpose of extending healing to the nations.