5 Examples of People Who Went Back to School to Become Nurses

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going back to school to become a nurse

Have you ever wondered - where do nurses come from? Well, wonder no more. Here are five examples of people who went back to school to become a nurse.

Nurses come from all different backgrounds. Some people know that they want to be a nurse when they first start school while others go back to school later in life to become a nurse. With Marian University’s Accelerated BSN program in Indianapolis, we see a lot of career switchers. These people have chosen one career and decide to go back to school to become a nurse.

Patrick & Katie

Patrick went to Wabash College where he studied music and religion. He was a music director for a few years before deciding to go back to school to become a nurse.

Katie went to Texas A&M for zoology and worked as a zoo keeper for a few years. Katie is now excited to study nursing at Marian University. Watch their stories on their nursing journey below:


Shaw went to art school where she studied video, film and sound design at Savannah College of Art and Design. After spending a few years in the advertising world and traveling around the United States, she decided to go back to school to become a nurse. Check out her journey to becoming a nurse below:

Cory & Grace

Cory went to school for PR at Indiana State and was then in the US Army for four years.

Grace studied movement and sports sciences at Purdue. After taking some time off to be a stay-at-home parent, she went back to school to become a nurse.

Both Grace and Cory wanted to become a nurse because of past nursing influences. Check out the video below to hear their stories:

As you can see, anyone can become a nurse! Students at Marian University come from diverse backgrounds. This small sample of students alone includes business/marketing professionals, parents, zoologists, teachers, military professionals, sports medicine professionals and so much more. If these students can become a nurse, so can you. Lean more about how you can make the career switch to becoming a nurse by talking to one of our admissions advisors. Just fill out the form.