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This Self-Proclaimed Caregiver followed her Dream and Became a Nurse

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Grace Lynn Griffith is a graduate of Pima Medical’s Mesa campus associate degree in Nursing. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing through our 100% online program. She credits her experience with helping her family to fulfill her lifelong dream of caregiving, professionally.

Here’s her story in her own words.

“I’ve always wanted to be a nurse; I come from a family of 12 and I am a caregiver at heart. I researched many different schools, but so many had a two-year waiting list just to begin. I was able to start Pima Medical Institute’s Nursing program the fall after graduating from high school. I was not a straight A student so I knew it would be difficult and I’d have to be willing to put in the work. My teachers were kind, patient and accommodated my learning style. They even offered one-on-one tutoring, which made a big difference for me. My classmates and I had study groups, shared notes, and many are still my friends to this day.

The instructors at Pima Medical genuinely want you to succeed. They are always available to help and often shared their personal nursing experiences with us. After completing my clinicals at Banner Baywood Hospital, I was offered a job. I continued my education with Pima Medical, completing the online RN to BSN program and I found it quite easy to manage my work and school life balance, even in the midst of a pandemic.

woman in all black scrubs posing for the camera in front of the door to the Hospital ICU department
Grace Lynn Griffith graduated from Pima Medical’s Nursing program and continued her education, earning her BSRN in 2021.

I’ve worked in many different departments; neurology, progressive care unit (PCU), resource nurse working with all different departments, and currently I’m working in the ICU. There are endless opportunities for nurses and I am considering both research and travel nursing in my future.

I am thankful for each of my instructors – they were incredible! I was only 17 years old when I started the nursing program, now I am 22 and have my bachelor’s degree. I would recommend Pima Medical to anyone wanting to become a nurse.”

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June 2, 2023

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