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Spring 2019

Picture of four featured students
Four students in the Purdue School of Nursing display items that help explain their passion for nursing and why they chose the Purdue School of Nursing. From upper left are Anna Forster, a second-year PhD student; Caleb Isom, a freshman; Blake Reddick, a student in the doctor of nursing practice program; and Talia Broekers, a junior.

Why we chose Purdue

Greg McClure

An honors student hoping to work for the CDC, a doctoral student who sees patients’ golden years as full of potential, a student who has wanted to be a nurse since the eighth grade and another whose recovery from cancer changed his career path are among the skilled group of future nurses studying at Purdue University. 

A “choose your own adventure” program with a variety of opportunities and a focus on developing the nurse as an advocate were among the appealing features of the Purdue School of Nursing — which now educates twice as many students as it did in 2016 in order to meet the national shortage of nurses