The Education You’ll Receive
“I know I’m qualified, I know I’m well trained and that goes back to my affinity to Good Sam. The base I got at the School, it was a true foundation. I want young nurses to know you really can and should have big dreams. “
Susie Adams Maroon ’87, Maj. USAF, NC
The Critical Thinking Skills You’ll Gain
“When you do the smaller venues, you many times have to make the call on what the problem is and how to treat it. It’s almost scary. But, with my training, I received first at GSHSN and then in the TriHealth ER, I’m confident in what I’m doing.”
The Clinical Opportunities You’ll Experience in a Hospital-Based Program
The Nursing Education I received as a student at Good Samaritan, the formal classroom information combined with the wealth of practical experience from Nurse Educators who cared propelled me into the real world of bedside Nursing as prepared for the challenges as I could ever hope to be. Knowing that my instructors had that real-world experience of what occurs every time a Nurse encounters a Patient helped me build confidence that I could emulate them. To those Nurses who chose to bring new people into the profession as well as to the school and administrators who built and empowered the faculty, I am deeply indebted. I will always be proud that I am a Good Sam Graduate.
Ed Anderson ’91 – Retired NICU Nurse
“GSC became my choice for nursing school because of all the history at this college, and from the pride and joy alumni have with GSC. So many great practitioners have graduated from GSC.I am an alumnus from Cincinnati State, and before I came here, I worked in laboratories in both the chemical field and medical field. I have a passion for helping others and it is rewarding to me. I also have experience being a nurse aide, phlebotomist, and EKG Tech.
My experience here has been great, and I am constantly learning something every day and I find the faculty to be very caring and involved. I have found it comforting to know that we are all here for one important thing other than making money, and that is to make this world a better place than when we found it.
There are so many opportunities in the field of nursing and what I plan to do is strive to do as much as I can with my education. I want to do it all. “If you believe you can, then who is to say that you can’t?” I want to do everything from Floor Nursing to running a medical center.
For new students entering the program, I would recommend they bring a positive attitude to the college. Work on your foundation and build from that, it makes it better for you and everyone else. “Ask not just what this nursing school can do for you, but what can you do for this nursing school! Dream big and make your dreams a reality.” If you can’t help a group, then at least help one individual every day. That is being more than the average person, don’t be average.”
Michael, Nursing Student
“When I was 15, my mother decided to go back to college and graduated from GSC. She is now an RN on the Mother/ Baby Unit at Good Samaritan. I knew that if I ever went to college that I would attend GSC. Volunteering is also very important to me and GSC has many volunteer opportunities for students. I also love that GSC is attached to the hospital, which is helpful in learning through observing in a real hospital atmosphere.
Before I attended GSC, I was a hair stylist and a stay at home mother to our two wonderful kids. My kids were starting to get a little older, and I was ready for a career change. I had always had a passion to serve those who have been less fortunate than me and I knew that becoming a nurse would allow me to fulfill that passion.
My experience at GSC has been wonderful. The professors are so knowledgeable, and I feel like I have learned so much in such a short period of time. The staff works above and beyond to teach us the tools needed to become successful in our field. I have attended other colleges and I have never felt so welcome and apart of something bigger than myself.
When I graduate, my goal is to follow in my mom’s footsteps and work to provide care for new mothers and their babies at Good Sam’s Mother/Baby Unit. I would also love to one day volunteer on a mission trip and provide the same care to mothers and babies internationally.”
Breanna, Nursing Student