Adebola Adejuwon

January 2015 Cohort

Washington, D.C.

RN Seeks to Provide Even Better Care for Patients

My name is Adebola, and I graduated from Howard University with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2014. I worked for a year and a half as an RN before I decided it was time to advance my education. I want to earn my MSN in order to broaden my scope of practice and do more for my patients and community. I want to build upon the knowledge I received during my BSN program and experience as an RN, so I chose to return to school to learn more, move my career forward, and provide the best care I can for my patients.

After researching various schools and the academic options they offer, I decided on Nursing@Simmons for my Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in January 2015. The virtual learning environment that Nursing@Simmons provides solidified my decision to choose this program. The synchronous live sessions were not offered in the other online programs I considered, and they allow me to learn from a distance while still engaging with my peers and instructors.   

As part of the program, we are required to attend a three-day immersion experience on the Simmons campus. I really enjoyed meeting my instructors and classmates, whom I had interacted with on camera for the past year during my classes. Immersion Weekend was a wonderful bonding moment and networking opportunity, and a highlight of the Nursing@Simmons program.

My clinical placement experience, including my placement coordinator and my preceptors, has been great so far. My first rotation was split between a CVS clinic and a family practice specializing in integrative and functional medicine. Working at these sites allowed me to gain both allopathic and osteopathic experience. My current rotation is at an internal medicine clinic, where my patient assessment skills have improved tremendously. I frequently evaluate myself, seek feedback from my preceptors, and practice my skills over and over again. The clinical placement experience has provided a safe and supportive environment for me to learn and gain confidence as a developing family nurse practitioner.

After graduating from Nursing@Simmons, I plan to gain more hands-on experience through a fellowship program and look forward to serving my community as an FNP, with the practical knowledge and concrete skills gained through earning my MSN online from Simmons University.