I appreciate the resources that are available at Thomas Nelson. The location and closeness to the community are also reasons why I chose to attend.
Hannah Hines isn’t resting on her laurels. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in 2012 and is enrolled full time at Thomas Nelson Community College taking pre-nursing courses. “I just feel like that wasn’t enough. I want to do so much more for people. I want to make a positive impact at both the individual and community levels. For my next steps, I want to get a [Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing] then a [Master of Science degree in Nursing] and become a nurse practitioner,” she said.
“I want to take that even farther by getting involved in community outreach doing things like providing different services to people, working with government programs, working with governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and focusing on prevention,” she added.
Selecting Thomas Nelson as a path to reach her goals was a no-brainer for the Yorktown resident. She became familiar with the College during childhood when her mother was a nursing student. The early exposure had an impact because even while attending VCU, Hines took summer classes at Thomas Nelson to stay on top of her studies during breaks. “I appreciate the resources that are available at Thomas Nelson. The location and closeness to the community are also reasons why I chose to attend,” she said.
Hines makes the most of her time between classes with participation in Thomas Nelson’s American Red Cross Club and its Natural Science and Engineering Student Association. She also participates with the Student Government Association’s Save Them committee, a group that will examine how the association can raise awareness on campus about human trafficking by working with a new global organization. The committee might also explore fundraising to aid trafficking victims in South Africa.