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Friday, March 14, 2014

Shauna McQueen chose nursing as a profession so that she could help others. “I enjoy being able to take care of patients and help them feel comfortable during their most vulnerable time,” she says. She eagerly attended classes, and formed great appreciation for the mix of textbook studies and hands-on training she received at Brown Mackie College — Miami.

“I enjoyed being able to train in the hospital and practice in real life the things I learned in class,” she says. “It helped me to feel comfortable in providing patient care, and to become familiar with all the aspects involved in the nursing profession.”

A proud 2013 graduate of Brown Mackie College — Miami, Shauna now holds an Associate of Science degree in Nursing. She begins her career as a registered nurse (RN) at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida.

“I am responsible for managing the nursing care of the patients within the operating room (OR),” she says. “I observe the surgery and anticipate the needs of the surgical team. I assist patient needs and conditions before, during, and after each procedure.”

In addition to patient care, Shauna helps to organize the OR, ensuring that proper equipment is in the room and in working order. She coordinates with the surgeon and anesthesiologist to make sure proper medication is ordered and available as needed. “I like learning about various procedures and surgeries, and interacting with the surgeon and anesthesiologist,” she says.

Shauna is grateful for a thorough education. “Everyone at Brown Mackie College — Miami was eager to meet my needs, and willing to work with me to ensure that I was happy with the program.  I felt welcomed, and I enjoyed the one-on-one support that was available when I needed it from the staff and faculty,” says Shauna.

“Being in a career that I love and enjoy is my most honorable accomplishment,” she continues. “I plan to go back to school for a Masters degree in Nursing to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.”

Brown Mackie College — Miami is one of over 25 school locations of the Brown Mackie College system of schools. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Brown Mackie College — Miami is located at 3700 Lakeside Dr Ste 100, Miramar, FL 33027. ©2014 Brown Mackie College.

Brown Mackie College — Miami does not guarantee third-party certification/licensure. Outside agencies control the requirements for taking and passing certification/licensing exams and are subject to change without notice to Brown Mackie College — Miami.

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