While Nightingale College in Ogden, Utah, isn’t new to RMASFAA, they haven’t been RMASFAA members since 2011. We asked Financial Aid Manager Jennifer Morris to tell us a bit about herself and Nightingale. Two of her staff members, Noemi McCormick and Amanda Perea are new to RMASFAA—both started at Nightingale last August!
Q: Tell RMASFAA a bit about Nightingale College…
Jennifer: As a college built by nurses for nurses, Nightingale College is dedicated to improving communities served and elevating health care by graduating confident, competent, and compassionate registered nurses. Established in 2010, the College is an accredited institution and delivers its accelerated nursing education programs in a hybrid format via online learning modules and local, on-ground labs and clinicals. The College currently provides two degree programs: the Associate of Science in Nursing Degree (ADN) Program and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BSN) Program, allowing students and current registered nurses to either embark on or continue their nursing education journey. Nightingale College’s faculty and staff are devoted to equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills to improve patient care outcomes and the quality of life for each individual, family, and community served. Programs emphasize the nursing competences such as client-centered care and evidence-based practices that are crucial to the nursing profession. In order to provide top-notch education and help each student and graduate succeed, faculty members are BSN and/or MSN prepared and bring to their classes the newest concepts and skills required for success in the ever-changing nursing landscape.
Q: How long have you been with Nightingale College and in Financial Aid?
Jennifer: I have been with Nightingale for almost three years and have loved it. I have worked in financial aid for eleven years.
Q: What is your educational background? What brought you to Financial Aid?
Jennifer: I have a bachelor’s degree in business management. A previous co-worker called me in 2005 out of the blue and asked me if I’d be interested in coming to work under him in a financial aid office. I was needing to make a change at that time so I said sure, why not? Here I am eleven years later managing my own financial aid department!
Q: Do you have a favorite quote to share?
Jennifer: “When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” ~ Roy Disney
Q: What is your favorite thing about your work?
Jennifer: I love being able to make a difference in people’s lives and financial aid has allowed me to be able to assist others to find a way to pay for education.
Q: What do you do for fun?
Jennifer: One of my favorite pastimes is to spend time with my children and grandchildren. I love to read and work in my yard.
Q: What was the last book you read or movie you watched and what did you think of it?
Jennifer: The book I read last was The Magic by Rhonda Byrne. I recommend it to anyone who wants to improve attitude and increase gratitude.
Q: Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
Jennifer: I couldn’t go a day without the Internet!
Welcome back to RMASFAA Nightingale College! Be sure to say hi to Jennifer, Noemi and Amanda at the next RMASFAA event you see them!