SOURCE: The College Network

The College Network

October 18, 2012 11:30 ET

Indiana State University Online RN to BS in Nursing Graduate Is Making a Big Impact in California

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2012) - Dr. Daniel Lucky, a 2007 graduate of Indiana State University's online RN to BS in Nursing program, is making a lasting impact on the California community by providing thousands of people with access to primary care. In partnership with the Ceres Police Department, Lucky is positively impacting the health of more than 10,000 people and saving hundreds of lives.

Lucky began a career in nursing because he wanted to help people. Unfortunately, a bad experience that left him a victim of gender discrimination made him take a step back but, he eventually found the online RN to BS in Nursing program offered through Indiana State University (ISU) and decided to give it a try.

"I went into ISU with a chip on my shoulder but found that the program was completely opposite of my previous experience," Lucky said. "The professors operated as my champion throughout the program. They pushed me to do my best, treated me with respect, and encouraged me to think outside the box by never limiting my ideas."

This out-of-the-box thinking is what inspired Lucky to complete his community health nursing course with the police department and then to create a community nursing program in conjunction with the Ceres Police Department.

"ISU taught me the whole of the nursing process, which I've used in every practice I've been involved with since my graduation," Lucky said. "They taught me that the nursing process is not medical, but an understanding of a person's physical, psychological, economic, social, cultural, ethnic, and spiritual make up. This helps in my assessment and treatment of individuals, families and communities."

Lucky has since completed his master's degree in nursing and earned his doctorate in nursing practice. He currently serves as Director for the Ceres Police Nurse Program, President of Abrams College, Executive Board of Directors Member of the NAACP, Ranking Nursing Officer for the California State Military Reserve, Northern Command and special purpose faculty with Indiana State University, where he teaches online courses in nursing research methods and nursing leadership.

"I wanted a program that would provide me with high-quality education but would also cater to my busy schedule, and this is exactly what I received," Lucky said. "The online program through Indiana State University is extremely important to California nurses because it adds a mechanism by which nurses can pursue their dreams of higher education."

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