Felicia Blue, a wife and mother of two, credits her time at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (P.I.T) in Media studying nursing as a chance to form the “essential foundation for my personal and work-related goals.”
“P.I.T ignited the passion that is my career in nursing. It rooted my life with purpose and direction,” she said in an article that reflects on her time at the school.
Not only did Blue’s attendance in the school’s nursing program help her to think critically and “navigate life with certainty,” it also helped her with her goal to become more of a leader.
She ended up as the student representative of her class and the skills she picked up carried over beyond just the school or the medical field but as a wife and parent as well.
“The list seems daunting but it taught me how to be efficient at time management and prioritization. Skills I use and in my personal life and career.”
She expects these skills and the dedicated professors that prepared her for a nursing career will help her pass the national certification exam in nursing on her first try.
The small class sizes at P.I.T. also played an important role in helping her learn.
“I felt as though my education was truly personal,” Blue said. “I was treated as an individual and not a statistic, something that cannot be promised at all colleges.”
She described her school time with her classmates and professors as if she were with a family, growing and learning together.
“The professors were always willing to keep their doors open to answer any questions and they were constantly working hard and looking for ways to help guarantee our success.”
Because of the nursing program at P.I.T. Blue said she now knows what it takes to be a successful nurse and what it means to be a successful student at the end of every term.
Blue participates at the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology through the TRIO Student Support Services, working alongside faculty and other students to find ways to help the nursing program reach new levels.
She managed to graduate with high honors in every term.
“Yes, the pressure can be high but, I rely on the education and experiences P.I.T provided me to be successful. Without that foundation, I would not be where I am today,” she said. “I am eternally grateful for those who helped me pave the way for upcoming nursing students and jumpstart my nursing career as Nurse Blue.”
The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology in Media, founded in 1953, is a two-year accredited, private non-profit college offering education for those looking for career development and advancement, college transfer opportunities, and personal growth.