Success Stories

Aby-Lawson

oshnique holley

Practical Nursing Program

I got my certified nursing license (CNA) after I graduated high school and worked as a CNA for many years. As time went by, I realized I wanted to provide more hands on care."

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Aby-Lawson

Amy azbill

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

When I was 13, my papaw was gravely sick in the hospital. Through all the chaos, one nurse came into his room, grabbed his hand, and sang Amazing Grace aloud. My family joined in and sang with her."

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Aby-Lawson

Abralyn lawson

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

Restarting college and a new career path at my age (I will be 50 soon), I wanted an efficient course of study. I felt like Hondros College of Nursing’s direct entry option offered me the best chance for success."

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Sade-Hardrick

Sade Hardrick

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

I have always wanted to have a career in healthcare. I first wanted to become a pediatrician, then a cardiologist, and now I have found my passion as a nurse."

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Joy-Otarus

mone cross

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

During my time at Hondros, what I used to think was not possible, is sinking in as my reality. As my terms have gone on, I have had a great support system that has helped me make it this far."

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Joy-Otarus

rebecca thompson

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

My good friend attended Hondros in 2007 and recommended it to me. The school had just started the direct entry program, so I had the opportunity to enter the Associate Degree in Nursing program. The timing was perfect."

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Joy-Otarus

Joy Otarus

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

I began my nursing education at Hondros College of Nursing in the Practical Nursing program. I really loved the PN program, so I decided to continue with the Associate Degree in Nursing program."

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Roger-Holmes

Roger Holmes

Practical Nursing Program

I wanted to use my experience as a child from the system to show people that just because they may have had struggles, does not mean they have to let society decide their future."

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Kehonsha-Young

kehonsha young

Practical Nursing Program

I was so grateful for the care my daughter received in the hospital. I felt that it was my duty to return the favor and help others in need. That is when I decided to become a nurse."

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Cerena-Frazier

Chelsi whisler

Practical Nursing Program

It is a passion of mine to be a part of a team that focuses on improving the health of others. I like being there for people any way I can."

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Cerena-Frazier

Cerena frazier

Practical Nursing Program

The NICU nurses helped me become familiar with being a new mom during the five weeks my daughter was in the hospital. This made me want to be a nurse so I could also help people."

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Mallory-Powell

Mallory Powell

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

While my dad was in the ICU, I became close to the nurses who were helping him. The entire experience sparked my interest in becoming a nurse."

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Mercedes-Danforth

Mercedes Danforth

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

Already being an LPN, I knew I wanted to advance my career and work as an RN as soon as possible. Hondros was the best option for me to do that."

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Leah-Borland

Leah Borland

Practical Nursing Program

“When I was younger, I volunteered at my mother's work. I loved those residents with every ounce of my being. I learned from an early age I had the empathy and motivation it takes to be a nurse."

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Courtney-Meo

Courtney Meo

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“Nursing is work of the heart. The fact that I can make a difference in the lives of my patients and their families is enough for me to want to continue my education and provide compassionate, good-quality care."

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Matt-Mancuso

Matthew Mancuso

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“My grandmother would always tell me that I brought joy and comfort in the room. She said I should be in the medical field to bring comfort to those who need it most. I could not think of a better job to comfort people than nursing."

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Ann-Martin

Ann Martin

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“I grew up around nursing. My mom and my grandmother are both nurses, so I always saw them in their scrubs growing up. Seeing them motivated me to become a nurse myself."

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Jennette-Barrow

Jennette Barrow

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“My two teenagers kept me motivated throughout the program. I wanted to set an example for them to never give up on your dreams. I graduated the Practical Nursing Program and now I am in the Associate Degree in Nursing program."

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Heather-Collinsworth

Heather Collinsworth

Practical Nursing Program

“After my mom passed away, my dad became ill as well. And before he passed, he made me promise to make time for myself and pursue my dream of becoming a nurse. I decided to keep that promise to my dad and enrolled at Hondros."

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Lakia-Pulliam

Lakia Pulliam

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“When I had knee surgery in high school, there was a particular nurse who assisted my surgeon and made my experience so positive. That nurse went above and beyond the call. I want to do that for someone else."

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Heather-Lawless

Heather Lawless

Practical Nursing Program

“As one of the older students in my class, it helped motivate me to choose Hondros because of the fast-paced program. If you are struggling to take the leap as I did, just do it! You won't regret it."

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Priscilla-Bishop

Priscilla Bishop

Practical Nursing Program

“I started my journey back to nursing school a little later than I hoped for, but I am proof that it is never too late to start. Never give up - chase your dreams until they come true!"

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Matthew-Stevenson

Matthew Stevenson

Practical Nursing Program

“I have an aunt diagnosed with stage IV cancer and recently completed her master's degree. She inspired me to make a change in my life and start pursuing nursing."

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Alexis-Yakimovich

alexis Yakimovich

Practical Nursing Program

“My family had a very bad experience with my grandfather's healthcare team, so I decided that I wanted to become a nurse and be the change. I want to give patients the care they deserve."

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Samantha-Letterio

Samantha Letterio

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“The day before I started nursing school, my uncle passed away. He had been sick for a good part of my life, and I always watched as his nursing staff took care of him. That really opened my eyes to what nurses really do."

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LaPortia-Ellis

La'Portia Ellis

Practical Nursing Program

“While working at my old job, I watched the nurses take care of patients every day. I could see the compassion they had. I quickly realized that I wanted to take care of people just as they did."

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Kelsey-Damroze

Kelsey Damroze

Practical Nursing Program

“My brother, Cory, has always been an inspiration to me. He is a paramedic. The selfless actions he takes every single day makes me want to do the same thing for my patients. I want to make a positive impact in this world."

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Sarah-Figueroa

Sarah Figueroa

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“Life seems to happen when you are in nursing school. I actually had my baby in the middle of term two. I took a week off, came back, and finished strong."

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Dawn-Zolo

Dawn Zolo

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“I have always been a caregiver for my family. Both of my parents are blind and have needed care. I knew I enjoyed taking care of people so I thought I should make a career out of it!"

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Lisa-Miller

Lisa Miller

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“I have been a doula for more than 17 years and have helped with more than 400 births. I had a really tough birth with my first child, so helping new mothers with their journeys has become my passion."

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Amanda-Stanley

Mandi Stanley

Practical Nursing Program

“My passion and drive come from my family. My boyfriend is a testicular cancer survivor, my grandmother battled breast cancer twice, and my mom is a disabled nurse. They all give me the motivation to pursue a career in nursing."

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Maritza-Pinto

Maritza Pinto

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“Hondros was a good fit for me because it was close to home. The Direct Entry ADN Option allowed me to use my bachelor's degree to get ahead and become an RN in as few as 15 months."

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Godwin-Ijewemen

Godwin Ijewemen

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“I started out my career with a bachelor's degree in computer science. After getting into the tech field, I decided I wanted to get into a different profession. I believe nursing is engaging and challenges you to better yourself."

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Sabrina-Barre

Sabrina Barre

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“If you are thinking about going to nursing school, you have to have passion. If you are truly not passionate about caring for people, nursing is probably not for you."

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Courtney-Dick

Courtney Dick

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“When I was pregnant with my son, the nurses and staff took really good care of me when I was in the hospital. They inspired me. I graduated from the PN program at Hondros, and now I am in the ADN program."

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Tiya Kadariya

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“The reason I got into this field is because I wanted to take care of sick and needy people. I want to make a difference in people's lives."

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DaVaughn-Blue

DaVaughn Ricardo Blue

Practical Nursing Program

“Sometimes, the only enemy is yourself. Don't let yourself stop you from achieving your goals and achieving greatness. We just need a good push and support on our nursing journey."

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Melissa-Heine

Melissa Heine

Practical Nursing Program

“Starting is the hardest part. I decided on Hondros for a few reasons but the big one was the flexible schedule. My oldest son has autism so having the flexibility for therapy appointments was a necessity."

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Josh-DeBruler

Josh DeBruler

Practical Nursing Program

“I really enjoy taking care of others and making a difference in their lives. I have been an aide for six years now, and I decided I was ready to advance my career in nursing."

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Dhan Dhital

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“I used to work as a sales associate at Walmart, but I knew I wanted to do more with my life. That's why I chose to get into the medical field. I started as a medical assistant and worked my way up."

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Natalie-Nelson

Natalie Nelson

Practical Nursing Program

“Things that have happened in my life have led me to the medical field. One of the big things was when I was diagnosed with Lupus several years ago. It actually got me very interested in how the body works and pathophysiology."

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Alison-Gillespie

Alison Gillespie

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“My experience with nurses caring for me in labor and delivery really made me think about becoming a nurse. I have four kids, and each time I was in the hospital, the nurses made me feel like family."

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Naima-Smith

Naima Smith

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“I already have a degree in healthcare management, so the Direct Entry Option was very fitting for me. I also worked in hospitality for 12 years, so this is not my first career. Hondros has made it all possible for me."

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Brittany-Bell

Brittany Bell

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“I needed a program that was not going to take forever, and sitting on a waitlist was not an option. Ultimately, it was not a difficult decision. Hondros was financially sensible, and it checked all the boxes on my list."

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Alisha-Backo

Alisha Backo

Practical Nursing Program

“Caring for people runs in my family. My grandma was a nurse in the military, and my mom is a caregiver for many elderly people. I also have two aunts that are nurses. I get my inspiration from them and my younger sister."

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Elana-Pete

eLANA pETE

Practical Nursing Program

“I moved from Florida about a year ago. I was eager to start nursing school back up as soon as possible. I heard about Hondros on the radio. It seemed like fate, and I started school the next month."

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Lauren-Jones

Lauren Jones

Practical Nursing Program

“In 2010, I was in a car accident that took my life. I was resuscitated and went through rehabilitation to bring me back to optimum health. The great nursing care I received literally saved my life."

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Heather-Christopher

Heather Christopher

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“Now that I have graduated, I feel empowered and capable in ways I could have only imagined five years ago. I decided on a nursing career because I knew it was something I could do that would help people."

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James-Tacke

James Tacke

Practical Nursing Program

“I was working at a factory before finding Hondros. Every day, I would come home dirty from head to toe. I did not like what I was doing, so I knew I had to make a change."

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Dianna-Janeiro

Dianna Janeiro

Practical Nursing Program

“I loved overseas when I started researching nursing schools in Ohio. There were a lot of good options to choose from, but Hondros stood out to me."

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Crystal-Mullins

Crystal Mullins

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“I knew I could do more with my life. I have four children at home, and I want to be a positive influence on them. That is why I got into nursing."

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Tiona-Good-McCoy

Tiona Good-McCoy

Practical Nursing Program

“When I was pregnant during my first term, the staff always checked in with me. That made me love them even more. Luckily, I was able to take my exams before going into labor right after my last final. It was amazing."

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Jamie-Wilson

Jamie Wilson

Practical Nursing Program

“I really enjoy helping people and critical thinking. I have been a CNA for over 11 years, and I decided it was my time. My children and my husband pushed me to apply to Hondros and start my nursing career."

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Jessica-George

Jessica George

Practical Nursing Program

“I wanted to give back and be a part of our VA medical community after I was medically retired from active duty service back in 2013. Now, I am finishing up my last term in the Practical Nursing program."

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Hunter-Stull

Hunter Stull

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“I wanted to get into a profession that I knew I could make a difference in. I quickly learned that nursing was that profession. Hondros offered a fast-paced program exactly when I was looking for it."

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Chelsea-Reed

Chelsea Reed

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

“I finally decided to go back to school after getting married, having a baby and working full time. I knew I wanted to do more with my life. I decided to go to Hondros, and I knew since day one that it was the right fit for me.”

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Esther-Olu-Adebayo

Esther Olu Adebayo

Practical Nursing Program

“My daughter has Sickle Cell Disease, so I wanted to learn more about it. I looked at other schools and read all the reviews, and Hondros stood out.”

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Julie-Brenner

Julie Brenner

Practical Nursing Program

“I chose Hondros because of the amazing atmosphere. From the moment I applied, the staff was supportive and helped me to accomplish my dream of becoming a nurse.”

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Becky-Williams

Becky Williams

Practical Nursing Program

“My story starts off with me leaving nursing school about 11 years ago to care for my daughter. She was born with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. She is now 10 years old and doing well. So, I decided it was my time to pick up where I left off.”

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