"I was a single mom with seven children, working four dead-end jobs when my friend, who also happened to be on Weber State's nursing school faculty, suggested I go back to college. I said, 'Yeah, right. That's hilarious.'

But my friend was very persuasive. She gave me the courage to train for a rewarding career that would result in a more secure future for my family.

I started at a smaller school and then transitioned to Weber State, where I found the best of both worlds — a top-ranked nursing school with a personalized learning environment."