I'm Sarah Oney and I am enrolled in the accelerated bachelor's of science and nursing program.
I was inspired to attend Marymount University's program because it's family-friendly. I am an active duty spouse, and I am a mother of three. So, it gave me more time to be present with my family.
What excites me most about the program is that I'm able to do clinicals in my hometown, and I'm able to come to campus for two weeks, spend some time learning new skills, and get to know my cohort to develop lifelong friendships.
By earning my ABSN I want to pass my NCLEX, and work in labor and delivery.
My online experience has been very gratifying. I am able to learn at my own pace, and get to focus on things that I don't understand. Another great aspect of online learning is I get to spend as much time as I would like with my family.
One of the most important things that I've learned in the ABSN program is that organization and time are everything. The advice I would have for anyone considering the online program is the convenience, the ability to spend time with your family and friends, and the professors are all wonderful.
Another aspect of the program that I find positive is the two-week residency that you get to experience. You come and learn about different skills, and meet your cohort.
I am from Virginia Beach, Virginia, and I have been so excited about spending two weeks on campus. We have been able to interact with the mannequins, we have learned new skills, and today we spent some time in open labs, so that we could practice, and we're getting ready to complete our bedside assessments.
So, arriving on campus was pretty cool because we were able to meet our instructors face-to-face for the first time. We have been just in Zoom classes with them, so seeing them in person has really given us the ability to connect with them.