The Nursing Department faculty at Bradley University are leading industry experts in the field. Listen as the online nursing faculty share their background, passion for helping others and reasons for pursuing a nursing career path.
>>MOLLY CLUSKEY: I actually started my nursing career here as a student in the 1970s. I met a boy while I was here, and we got married, and we’ve been married 39 years. We traveled all over the world with the United States Air Force, so I’ve had a variety of jobs in nursing. And when he was in Washington, DC, I went back to school and received my PhD. And then when he retired, we came back to Peoria, and here I am back where I started.
>>RACHEL BORTON: I have wanted to be a nurse since I was about five years old. I have a grandmother who was a nurse who started as a cleaning lady and worked herself up to being a nurse, and I thought if I could be just like my grandmother, that’s what I wanted to do.
>>FRANCESCA ARMMER: I became a nurse for a number of reasons, centering around an understanding of the complexity of the human body and knowing that even in the midst of all we know scientifically, there will always be idiosyncrasies and changes because of the nature of man, and it was fascinating to me.
>>BRIDGET WELKER: I want my students to enjoy what they’re doing. I want them to be the best that they can be though. I don’t mean to be hard, but I do expect them to give me 100 percent, and they do. They love it, you know. It’s not, I don’t have to try real hard. They’re in this because they want to be in it.