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Kirsten Ross Prereqs

Kirsten Ross with one of her daughters.

Online Prerequisites Student Profile: Kirsten Ross

Kirsten Ross needed to take online prerequisite courses before attending the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She chose classes at MGH Institute of Health Professions because of its expert faculty.

In particular, Ross praised her microbiology professor at the MGH Institute – Sandra Buerger, PhD, an experienced online instructor and researcher in Microbiology – as a key reason for her success.

Ross enjoyed the organization of the online microbiology course as well as the online statistics course. The flexible design of the courses allowed her to plan her studying around her busy family life as a mother of four children and a wife of an Army Officer while stationed overseas in Italy. 

“There was no question about online course expectations as they were laid out in a straight forward way. It was a relief to have such well-organized online courses, which ultimately allowed me to finish my nursing prerequisites.”

 “I had the privilege of having outstanding professors during my undergraduate years at the College of the Holy Cross, but I was pleasantly surprised to have equally impressive instruction in my online courses at the MGH Institute,” Ross says. “It could easily be an overwhelming endeavor taking an online microbiology course with lab component. Thankfully, my online professors were readily accessible and always promptly answered my questions.”

After graduating from Johns Hopkins with a direct-entry Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, she is now working as a critical care nurse at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System in Florida. Her long-term goal is to become a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice.