My name is Maureen Kim and I'm from Niskayuna, NY.
My name is Glenda Martinez and I'm from Yonkers, NY.
My name is Katharine Baldwin. I'm from Warwick, NY.
In terms of quality, the Delhi program and instructors are superb.
Here at Delhi they have the highest quality instructors and program. It was very challenging.
They are accredited now by the National League of Nursing.
It's a rigorous program there's no doubt. This is a very rigourous program, which is also why it is exciting. You know, it's something that becomes this goal that you want to meet and the teamwork is so strong, the support is so strong, the enthusiasm from other students is so strong that, you know, it just works as a catalyst to make the whole thing just a huge success.
It made me want to go further in school because of not only the knowledge base that the professors had, but the interactions between the students.
It's a high quality program and I like that. It's affordable because it is a state school.
This program is very cooperative. The learning is at home or in your office; it's on your own, but the collaboration with faculty is constant. The support is immense, better than any program I've ever been in, any classroom I've ever sat in.
The library is there, the bookstore is there. There's people to help you with your papers if you need that you can submit them and then they take a look at it and give you tips back. Everything just gets turned around so quickly.
There was never anything that I had to do in this program that I didn't have an immediate answer for, a tutorial, someone calling me working me though it, someone sending an assignment back and saying maybe look at this or that.
I did it with working full time, being a full time mom, being in the military, and I was still able to do it.
I'm a strong advocate for this program and for higher education.
My advice for anyone considering this program is to absolutely do it. I'm 46 years old I was out of the field for almost 18 years, you know, if I can do it, I know you can do it. And, you will love it! I started this program thinking that nothing would change. I did it as a personal goal, I thought that completing my BSN would just be something I said I did, but wouldn't change much. Its changed everything. I am more confident. I am more educated. I've participated in research, I'm collaborating with students from all over the country.
Just get in there and do it.
If feels great to graduate today.