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Fall 2009

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Many Different Backgrounds, One Common Goal
Going back to school can be a daunting prospect. It takes time, money, and a lot of hard work. For some people, it’s their calling. At Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College, our BSN Accelerated Option students have decided to go back to school to pursue a nursing degree. Through the Accelerated program, students who a have bachelor's degree or higher in other fields complete their BSN in just one year. The program is intense and fast-paced but our students say it's worth it. Our Accelerated students have many reasons for going back to school. Some were disillusioned with their former careers. Some loved their jobs but wanted to expand their list of career possibilities with a new degree. Others simply wanted to help people. Their backgrounds vary widely but they have a common goal: to become nurses. Here are a few of their stories:
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