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Welcome back to our Graduating Student Spotlight! Today, we’re congratulating Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia student, Stephanie Basham! We here in the Office of Graduate Programs salute your hard work and effort, and we hope that you have a great time wherever you go next! Congratulations! Here’s what Stephanie had to say about her graduate experience:

Why did you choose your major?

I wanted to become a CRNA. This profession allows me to practice nursing at the top of the scope of practice. It allows autonomy in the care of my patients. Although this is a very challenging/ demanding profession, I could not be happier with my choice. When I decided to advance my career in nursing as a CRNA, it became apparent to me that the doctoral degree is the future of nursing.

What do you plan to do post graduating? 

I plan on taking a well deserved break to enjoy my family before starting my career in the OR as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

What is your favorite memory of your graduate studies?

Any time that my classmates and I were able to get together. I started my program Fall 2020 in the height of the Covid 19 pandemic and spent most of my class time online. Our time together allowed us to unwind a little bit and catch up!