Kelli Williams Gary, Ph.D., MPH, MS, OTR/L, Class of 1995
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Virginia Commonwealth University, Dept. of Rehabilitation Counseling, Richmond, VA
At CSU, I was instilled with the knowledge and practical skills to successfully fulfill my duties and responsibilities as an occupational therapist and rehab manager in numerous practice settings. I was well prepared for the national certification examination which I passed at first attempt and later completed my doctorate.
Rhea A. Hamilton, RHIA; Class of 1995, BS
Manager, Health Information Management, Advocate Health Centers, 2555 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL
I was not only challenged to understand the textbook portion of my education but I was also challenged to apply that knowledge to real world HIM experiences. My CSU education provided me the ?hands on? experiences in both traditional and non-traditional settings. If I had to do it all over again, it will be CSU!
Juanita Caine, RN, BSN, MSN, Class of 1996, BSN
Public Health Nurse IV, Chicago Department of Public Health, Faculty Member at CSU, Department of Nursing
CSU served as a catalyst for my self-actualization. During my journey at CSU, the professors enabled me gain autonomy and leadership skills that catapulted my nursing education and career.
Susan Oh, RHIA; Class of 1998, BS
Director, Health Information Management and Privacy Officer, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
I am very fortunate to have had professors that were compassionate and believed in me. CSU has helped me exceed my expectations with all the success that I have encountered in my professional development.
Latoya Cannon, RN, MSN, Class of 1996, BSN
Public Health Nurse IV, Acting Program Director, Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, Chicago Department of Public Health
The CSU experience allowed me to develop compassion for patients, community and society and prepared me for graduate school and the professional world.
Ramona Jenkins-O'Neal, RHIA, MJ, CHC; Class of 1997, BS
Compliance Officer, Advocate Health Care, Chicago, IL.
The CSU program met my educational needs at an affordable cost and convenient location. Within a few months of earning my baccalaureate, I passed the rigorous RHIA examination. The combination of my education and work experience inspired me to pursue and complete a master?s degree in health law which has allowed me to expand my career path into healthcare quality and compliance.
Dr. Regina Grabowski, RN, MSN, DNSc, Class of 1980, BSN
Faculty Member at CSU, Department of Nursing
The education at CSU laid the foundation for me to obtain my master?s and doctoral degrees in nursing.
Joyce Shannon, RHIA, MHS; Class of 1988, BS
Director of Corporate Compliance and Health Information Management, Metro South Hospital, Blue Island, IL.
The average CSU student comes to college with many commitments, including family, employment and possibly elderly parents to care for. It is this profile that makes the CSU student unique. The uniqueness allows me to find strength in the many obstacles that I face daily as a professional and in creating my own personal and professional success.
Nicholas Lino, RN, MSN, Class of 1993, CSU
Faculty Member at CSU, Department of Nursing
CSU prepared me to navigate the maze of being able to apply critical thinking and the nursing process to real life situations.
Brenda F. Singleton, RHIA, MHS; Class of 1988, BS
Outpatient Coding Compliance Coordinator/Auditor, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.
The dedicated professors gave selfishly and tirelessly their time, patience and at times even their money to ensure we were well prepared for our careers. They made us believe in ourselves and refused to let us give up. I will forever be grateful for the smooth transition I made from student to a professional. When I attended graduate school I carried those same ideals and principles with me in earning me Masters degree in Health Administration.
Dr. Mary Maryland, RN, MSN, PhD, Class of 1980, BSN
CSU prepared me very well as a BSN completion student. The faculty provided their expertise as educators and practicing clinicians to guide the development of my nursing career.
Lawrence Willis, RHIA, MS (Ed.); Class of 2002, BS
Director, Health Information Management/Quality Improvement, St. Bernard Hospital, Chicago, IL.
My education at CSU provided me with the knowledge to enter today?s ever changing healthcare arena. It paved the way for me to have success at the graduate level. I have since obtained my Master?s degree in educational Leadership and am currently a doctoral candidate in the educational leadership program at CSU.
Kimberly McIntyre, RN, Class of 1993, BSN
Former Faculty Member at Chicago State University, Department of Nursing
CSU provided me with a solid educational foundation in nursing, leadership and critical thinking that allowed me to be successful in emergency nursing care of critical patients.
Theresa Wisdom, RHIA, MBA; Class of 1986, BS
Senior Manager, HITSP Standards Harmonization, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Chicago, IL.
My CSU education prepared and challenged me to continue to build my skills for the ever changing future of Health Information.
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