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Chelsea Blamble, '14

Chelsea Blamble, '14Chelsea Blamble, a nursing student, will graduate in 2014 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Her primary reason for choosing Muskingum was the nursing program, and she has not been disappointed.

“My nursing experience has been amazing...the nursing program itself is like a family. My biggest class size right now in nursing is 23 and my smallest class size is 7. The program is definitely NOT easy, but it is possible. It is challenging, but it gets you ready to take the NCLEX [National Council Licensure Examination for nursing graduates]….

“Clinicals are my favorite part – I get so much hands-on experience. The nice thing about this nursing program is that your sophomore year, you start clinicals right away, and by the end of the year you are administering medications to patients! Last spring I had clinical at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. However, most of our clinicals are either in Zanesville or Cambridge. For me personally, I love the surgery setting. My favorite part is going into the OR and watching surgeries firsthand.”

Chelsea hopes to someday be a Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Anesthetist. She plans to work in critical care for a year or two and then move on to grad school.

Besides being dedicated to her studies, Chelsea is involved in Greek life (she is the president of her sorority) and is a violinist in the South Eastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra. She also coordinated Muskie Preview, the orientation for incoming freshmen in May. She is a campus tour guide and is involved with the Board of Trustees.