Former Pastor Earns a Nursing Degree

In December 2014, Jim Aubey, a 53-year-old former pastor, earned a bachelor’s degree from the Baker University School of Nursing at Stormont-Vail HealthCare. He considers himself a highly adaptable individual and decided he needed a career change after the death of his first wife and a remarriage.

Like many nurses and nursing students, Aubey began thinking about nursing school when the economy took a turn for the worse. Many churches were struggling to meet their budgets, and he knew he needed to find a job he’d enjoy that would offer financial stability. Although his background is riddled with medical experience that ranges from a medical ethics degree to working as a paramedic, a career in nursing is perfect for anyone looking for a change, regardless of experience in the medical field.

A career in nursing is ideal for anyone interested in helping others on a daily basis. Duties include recording patients’ medical histories and symptoms, giving patients medication and certain treatments, operating and monitoring medical equipment, and teaching patients and their families how to manage their illness or injuries, among others.

If you’re interested in becoming a registered nurse, enroll in CNI’s Associate’s Degree in Nursing (RN) program today! Graduates of the program will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as an RN.