Celebrating our Graduates: Madeleine Chapman

Celebrating our Graduates: Madeleine Chapman

| By: Haase, Elijah D.

Career Program: Nursing - RN Associate Degree.
Originally From: Oshkosh
Current Residence: Winneconne
Age: 24
Attended FVTC: Spring 2019 - Fall 2021

Why did you choose to study this field?

I chose to study nursing because I wanted a career where I could personally make a difference in people’s lives. A career in nursing offers so much room for growth, and I don’t think I will ever be bored in this career.  

Tell us how you came to choose FVTC for your education.

I heard from previous graduates how great Fox Valley Tech’s nursing program was. As soon as I started classes, I knew that I was in a great program where instructors care about their students’ outcomes.

What's been the most rewarding part of your educational journey at FVTC?

The most rewarding part has been seeing how much I have learned from the nursing program.  When I started the program, I had no previous experience in healthcare. Now I have the skills and knowledge to be a registered nurse. I have had so much hands-on practice over the 3 years in school, I feel confident and excited to start my career after school.

What was the most difficult part?

Time management was difficult at times. I really had to learn to say no more and prioritize my education.

What will you do on graduation day or in the future to celebrate graduation?

After graduation, I am planning to go out for a nice dinner with my family. Over the past few years that I have been in school, I haven’t been able to spend as much time with my family as I would’ve liked. I am looking forward to more free time and opportunities to spend with loved ones.

Tell us about your plans after graduation.

My goal is to start in medical surgical nursing so I can continue to use the skills and knowledge I gained from school. I want to gain as much experience as I can right out of school and I feel that this would be a great place to start. In the future, I would like to continue my education and get my Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

One last parting thought or words of wisdom to share with others.

Learn to take help when others offer, keep your support people close, and take school one day at a time!