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Introducing the Class of 2017
Regis will feature several graduating seniors as part of a Class of 2017 Profile Series. Next up is DNP student, Dawn Williamson, an RN at Massachusetts General Hospital:
Introducing: Dawn Williamson
Q. What made you decide to attend Regis?
In my job at Massachusetts General Hospital, I have precepted Regis students in the nurse practitioner (NP) program. I was impressed by how well these students functioned in a work environment. I had already been looking into doctorate of nurse practitioner (DNP) programs and decided to check out Regis due to my positive experiences with their students.
Q. How has Regis set you up for success after you graduate?
Having DNP credentials helps with credibility. The DNP program has given me the skills to conduct research and apply that research into actual practice. I have been able to implement these skills right away.
Q. Has the Regis mission and core values of the Sisters of St. Joseph impacted your life?
Definitely! I had so much support from fellow students, instructors, my chair, and committee throughout the program. Additionally––when you look out into the world, you see how nurses serve others. We use our knowledge and skills to change and improve people’s lives.
Q. What is your favorite spot on campus and why?
My favorite place on campus is in the classroom. It is a dynamic environment and I learned so much from my fellow classmates and the instructors. The classroom is an open place to have dialogue with people who are as invested in their education and profession as you are. It helps and supports you through the process.
Q. Can you offer a piece of advice to an incoming Regis DNP student?
Really think early on about what you are looking to do your project on. Follow that process all the way through as it unfolds.