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Courtney Stewart

Courtney Stewart

Overall, I think Texas County was great. I went there for my LPN and I chose to go back for my RN because I was used to the teachers and how the school worked.

Courtney Stewart, LPN Class of 2015, RN Class of 2017

"I worked three days a week, went to classes one day a week, and clinicals one day a week, and the other two days I spent studying. I had my daughter during Christmas break of my RN year, so she was so little which made it easy to get most of my stuff done. I’m glad that I have the job security now and I can support her in anything she wants to do because of it. "

“I’ve always wanted to be a nurse, so I began my career as a Home Health Aid. I was looking online at different schools that I could get my RN at and I had just moved out, so I wanted something that was fast and wouldn’t put me out of work for 2 years. I worked full time while I went to TCTC and I was also pregnant at the time, so I’m not really sure how I survived. I worked three days a week, went to classes one day a week, and clinicals one day a week, and the other two days I spent studying. I had my daughter during Christmas break of my RN year, so she was so little which made it easy to get most of my stuff done. I’m glad that I have the job security now and I can support her in anything she wants to do because of it.

I wanted something that was fast and wouldn’t put me out of work for 2 years.

Overall, I think Texas County was great. I went there for my LPN and I chose to go back for my RN because I was used to the teachers and how the school worked. Clarice was very helpful in trying to find aid for me and a lot of schools don’t really care. The teachers are the same way, they want you to truly know what you are doing, and they don’t just push you through and hope you pass. They set you up for success and encourage you along the way.”