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Nursing Alumni Learning here, Teaching here! Nursing Alum Give Back Through Teaching

When asked what makes Marion Technical College such a special place, the number one answer is that it feels like family! Our students feel the tight-knit community called MTC, and it is a factor in the success of our Nursing program. So much so, that 8 of the 13 full-time faculty not only teach here … they started here! Let’s meet them!

Cindy Hartman   Cindy Hartman, MSN, RN, CNE, Director of Nursing Educational Path: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from MTC Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Ashland University Master’s Degree in Nursing, Otterbein University Certified Nurse Educator, American Nurses Credentialing Center Member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing Why did you decide to teach? In every position I have ever had in nursing, I have gravitated to helping others learn and grow. My experience as an MTC student and the reputation of MTC brought me here when I decided to enter nursing education. What do you like most about teaching at MTC? The environment is totally geared toward helping students be successful and create opportunities in their lives. We are privileged to educate future nurses who will make a difference in the lives of patients and families.
     
Sandy Allen   Sandy Allen, BSN, RN Educational Path: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from MTC Bachelor of Science in Education from Ohio State Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Jacksonville University Currently working toward her Master’s Degree in Nursing Why did you decide to teach? I enjoy teaching because I like to see students learn how to provide quality nursing services. Additionally, I love to see students connect with the patient in a way that is personally satisfying for both patient and student. What do you like most about teaching at MTC? MTC is the perfect place to teach. It offers small class sizes which make it possible to know the students on a more personal level. It also offers a diverse student population which keeps me on my toes.
     
Helen Guinther   Helen Guinther, RNC, MSN Educational Path: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from MTC Bachelor of Science in Business, St. Joseph’s College Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix Master’s Degree in Nursing, University of Phoenix Certification in Med/Surgical Nursing, Eastern Michigan University Why did you decide to teach? I enjoy teaching both first and second year clinicals. Teaching both sections makes it easier to teach because I know where each is headed at a certain point in time and where they need to be academically. What do you like most about teaching at MTC? I love graduation the most; it is so gratifying to see students reach their goals. I also keep in contact with most of the graduates and offer them support if need be.
     
Christine Heilman   Christine Heilman, RN, MSN-ED, CCRN Educational Path: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from MTC Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Kaplan University Master’s Degree in Nursing Education, Kaplan University Why did you decide to teach? I decided to come back and teach because I wanted to ignite the flame and inspire students to become nurses. What do you like most about teaching at MTC? I love the interaction with the students and witnessing their “aha” moments.
     
Debra Jackson   Debra Jackson-Elwer, MSN, FNP-C, RN-C Educational Path: Marion Technical College, Certificate of Proficiency/Word Processing Marion Technical College, Associate Degree of Applied Business Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from MTC Bachelor Degree of Nursing, Cum Laude, Florida Hospital College of Health and Sciences Certified Inpatient Obstetrics (RN-C OB) Certified Fetal Monitor (C-EFM) Master’s Degree in Nursing with specialization of family nurse practitioner; Member Sigma Theta Tau, Otterbein University Why did you decide to teach? I wanted to return to MTC to teach because I want to “pay it forward.” I was blessed with outstanding clinical instructors at MTC. They set the stage for my continuing education and love of nursing and I hope to pass those same values on to my students. What do you like most about teaching at MTC? I am honored to contribute to the development of new nurses. I hope to instill confidence and be a positive role model.
     
Other MTC Alumni who are contributing as clinical instructors:

Sharon Hoover

Sharon Hoover

 

Teresa Phillips

Teresa Phillips

We love our other instructors as well who are providing an excellent foundation for the next generation of RN’s. They are:

Cindy Butterman, MSN/Ed., RN, CCRN
Cathy Crum, MSN, RN
Aaron Donelson, MSN, RN
Tanya Grandillo, MSN, RN
Carolyn Kaple, MSN, RN, CNE
Kathy Pierce, MSN, RN
Rebecca Snyder, MSN, RN
Valorie Toth, MS, RNC
Eileen Vorst, MS, RN, CNE

     

Let’s talk transfer! We know that the demands of the industry call for continued education! Marion Technical College RN degrees will transfer into the following Bachelor Degree programs!

Ohio University *
The Ohio State University *
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Fortis College
Indiana Wesleyan (campus in Columbus)
Cedarville University
Cleveland State University
College of Mount St. Joseph – Cincinnati
South University – Cleveland
University of Phoenix
Muskingum University
Ashland University
Capital University
Case Western Reserve University
Defiance College
Franciscan University – Steubenville
Kent State University
Kettering Lourdes University
Malone University – Canton
Mercy College of Northwest Ohio (Toledo)
Miami University
Mt. Carmel College of Nursing
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Notre Dame College – South Euclid
Ohio Christian University – Circleville
Ohio Northern University
Shawnee State – Portsmouth
University of Toledo
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
University of Rio Grande
Urbana University
Ursuline College
Walsh University (North Canton)
Wilkes University – Zanesville
Wright State University
Youngstown State University
* Denotes written articulation agreement with institution

     

141 YEARS

These MTC alumni nursing instructors have 141 years of combined experience in the hospital setting, which makes an education from MTC even more valuable. They combine their work experience with their teaching experience to make it The BEST CHOICE for a Nursing Degree!

96% 2014 Pass Rate The NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam

Are you an LPN who is interested in obtaining your RN? We are accepting applications for the LPN to RN Transition program. Visit www.mtc.edu/health to learn more.

 

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Marion Technical College
1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, Oh. 43302

740.389.4636
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