Alumni Testimonials

Aileen A. Danguilan

Master of Science in Nursing
, Class of 2012
Pursuing my master’s degree in nursing education gives me the chance to make a difference in the lives and careers of future nurses and the profession.
Aileen A. Danguilan, Class of 2012
Master of Science in Nursing

Q:  “Aileen, tell us a little bit about yourself.”
A:  “I am a positive person, a complicated work in progress with a big smile!  My family is in Manila.  I am the person with the camera and the pictures will be on Facebook the first opportunity I get.”

Q:  “Tell us about where you live.”
A:  “I live in a small town in New Jersey.  People who live there shop there. That’s how great it is!”

Q:  “What was your motivation for pursuing your degree?”
A:  “As much as I love being with patients I felt that I could do so much more.  Pursuing my master’s degree in nursing education not only makes a huge difference in my personal and professional life, it also gives me the chance to make a difference in the lives and careers of future nurses and the profession. Also, there are excellent opportunities for MSN degree holders.”

Q:  “Please tell us about any examples where you were able to put your knowledge to work immediately at your job.”
A:   “One concern facing today’s nurses is lifelong learning.  I firmly believe that nurses must keep abreast with latest issues, trends, knowledge, and skills on patient care to be able to provide safe and quality care.  I have been giving in-service training in the operating room to reinforce knowledge and skills among nurses and surgical technologists in the operating room.”

Q:  “Anything else you would like to tell us about your experiences at Norwich?
A:  “I never went away to college.  I commuted to school every day via those colorful sarao jeepneys in Manila.  This Residency Week in Vermont is my college life experience condensed into one week. It is simply awesome!  Norwich is a life event, it is a life experience.”