Nursing In Five

  • Taylor Robinson ’10 completed her nursing degree at Drexel University.
    Taylor Robinson ’10 completed her nursing degree at Drexel University.
June 09, 2013
With two bachelor of science degrees in biology and nursing, Taylor Robinson ’10 now works as an RN at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, SC.

“Earning two degrees in five years is an incredible feat that many people are unable to accomplish,” says Taylor.

After graduating with a degree in biology, she was accepted into Drexel University’s accelerate career entry program, where she earned a second degree in nursing in just 11 months. She owes her ability to “think outside the box” to her time at Washington College.

“I was constantly challenged and supported by my professors and I was able to develop a work ethic conducive to the real world,” she says. “The class selection allowed me to tailor my senior year toward healthcare and I believe I was successful in my nursing program solely due to my education and experiences at Washington College.”

Nursing students at Washington College usually take the 3:2 route, spending the first three years in Chestertown and another two years at one of the College’s partnered nursing programs—University of Delaware or University of Maryland. Robinson chose a non-traditional route and finished four years of study at Washington College.

“Finishing all four years was the best decision I ever made,” she says. “I knew Washington College had more to teach me. The staff I work with at Beaufort is similar to the community at WC; they come from all over the United States, and college taught me how to work with people who have different backgrounds and ideas like my fellow colleagues.”

Robinson is now confident in her critical thinking skills and her ability to ask compelling questions 

Last modified on Sep. 6th, 2013 at 2:45pm by Marcia Landskroener.