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Dean Rogers

Dean Rogers

I liked that the program was only one year because it gave me a chance to learn everything at a fast pace. There were a couple of schools that had programs that were around two years long and I knew I couldn't really spend two years going to school right now, so TCTC’s one year PN program just made it so much easier.

Dean Rogers, LPN Class of 2017

"Texas County made me feel like I can accomplish so much more. At first when I went to LPN school I wasn’t even sure if I was going to be able to graduate and I thought it would be too hard, but now I feel like I could go on to RN school and get my BSN. They just really put the confidence in me to do all of that"

“My grandma had lung cancer and got really sick a few years back, and the way the nurse took care of her is what actually made me want to become a nurse and how I found out about TCTC. The nurse did an amazing job with my grandma and even helping my mom and everyone through it. We were talking to her and she told us about her experience with Texas County and that she graduated from there, so I decided to look into the school.

I liked that the program was only one year because it gave me a chance to learn everything at a fast pace. There were a couple of schools that had programs that were around two years long and I knew I couldn’t really spend two years going to school right now, so TCTC’s one year PN program just made it so much easier. It didn’t seem too overwhelming, especially because the instructors cared about our time; if we didn’t have anything left to do in class they would give us time to work on homework so that we could get the most out of our day.

So I feel like I'm really prepared. I’m sure there will be a learning curve, but I don't feel like it's going to be as big as if I went to another school

I’m most excited to actually put all of the nursing skills that I learned into action. I have friends that went to other schools and they were telling me about their program. They never really got to do some of the things we did in our clinical setting. I got to do several catheters, several IVs, I got to do a catheter in a male and a female, I got to clean a central line dressing, I got to do just so much more than they did. So I feel like I’m really prepared. I’m sure there will be a learning curve, but I don’t feel like it’s going to be as big as if I went to another school.

Texas County made me feel like I can accomplish so much more. At first when I went to LPN school I wasn’t even sure if I was going to be able to graduate and I thought it would be too hard, but now I feel like I could go on to RN school and get my BSN. They just really put the confidence in me to do all of that and now I am headed to the University of Missouri to work in their clinic and eventually further my education.”