Alumni Testimonials

Andrea Houser

Master of Science in Nursing
, Class of 2014
Norwich is unique to me because every experience, every class, every leadership role was considered a steppingstone to the next opportunity.
Andrea Houser, Class of 2014
Master of Science in Nursing

Q: Tell us about you as a person – your family, interests, and hobbies.”
A: “I am married and have two children: a 19-year-old son and an 11-year-old stepson. I live in Fort Knox and I love to garden and exercise.”

Q: “What is your current employer?”
A: “I am an admissions coordinator for the Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System (LTBHS). My position focuses on figuring out the level of care assessment needed for our patients. I served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in various leader roles and responsibilities. I finished my commitment as a captain to begin a new path myself.”

Q: “What was your motivation for pursuing your degree?”
A: “Obtaining my master’s was long overdue. There were multiple adversities and situational conflicts that created obstacles in my path, but I regained the ground lost because now I am beginning a nursing doctoral program.”

Q:  “What makes Norwich unique?”
A: “The foundation upon which the university is built and the personal accountability for self-guided learning. I experienced it every day as a student. Norwich is unique to me because every experience, every class, every leadership role was considered a steppingstone to the next opportunity. It was the hardest I’ve ever worked. It involved daily problem solving, critical thinking, and managing time and resources.”

Q: “How you have developed as an individual as a result of your education?”
A: “I overcame fear. I overcame my struggle to have the tendency to go with the status quo or not risking being an agent of change.”

Q: “Please describe any memorable experiences you had while at Norwich?”
A: “I give my professors the highest respect. I consider them mentors, as they have helped me shape my career path.”