Keiser University West Palm Beach campus freshman Paige Fraser is thankful for the growing recognition those in the field are gaining as they combat the COVID19 pandemic.

 

“Nurses, doctors, and other health professionals are stepping up and assuming many different roles to care for those who are in vulnerable states and separated from their families,” said the Delray Beach, Florida native who thanks professor Romedrude Faustin and others for their encouragement and support as she begins the Associate of Science in Nursing program. “Growing up I always knew I wanted to join a profession that involves caring for others, so nursing is the perfect match for me to accomplish the goal,” she said.

 

Fraser is also appreciative of the Effective Access to Student Education (EASE) grant which has supported her quest to pursue the career. “I am able to focus on furthering my education, as the funds relieve the stress of tuition costs while providing the opportunity for students to choose a university that suits their own educational needs,” she said.

 

When asked what she’d recommend to those considering the vocation of nursing, Fraser reflected. “When times get tough it’s important for those in healthcare programs to remember why they started. For me, the knowledge that I am going to make someone’s day a little bit better when I graduate is the fuel I need to pursue the degree,” she said.

 

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Nursing program prepares students to practice professional nursing. Professional nursing involves the performance of those acts requiring substantial specialized knowledge, judgment, and nursing skill based upon applied principles of biological, physical, psychological, and social sciences.

 

Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university, serving nearly 20,000 students and employing 2,900 faculty and staff members. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, the university currently offers more than 100 degrees at 21 Florida campuses, as well as online and at two international sites.

 

Keiser University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a level VI institution to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels. For additional information regarding Keiser University, visit http://www.keiseruniversity.edu.