DAYTON, Ohio, Nov. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- It is said that twins have a special connection on many levels so it shouldn't come as a big surprise that sisters Courtney Grimm and Whitney Mettler came to the same career conclusion – that it was time for a change and that nursing was the answer.
The twins are pursuing their associate degrees to become registered nurses at Hondros College of Nursing's Fairborn, Ohio campus in the Dayton area. It wasn't a tough decision as both are LPNs and wanted to advance their careers through education and earning their RN licenses.
Both women came to nursing naturally, they say, as they were surrounded by medical professionals throughout their lives.
"Growing up in our family, we were surrounded by those in the medical field," says Grimm. "Our aunt was a nurse, our uncle a doctor. My mom is a nurse and our stepfather is an EMT/firefighter. Also, our stepsister is also in nursing school for her RN as well."
Both students agree that the hands-on training received at Hondros College of Nursing is the most important aspect preparing them best to advance in their nursing careers.
"The hands-on training and clinical education are by far the best way to prepare for your career in the field," Mettler said. "They say you won't truly learn something until you do it hands-on."
But the bottom line is that the twins are going through this program together, changing their lives through education at Hondros College of Nursing.
"People think going to school with a sibling is tough," says Grimm. "It can be tough sometimes, when you both are competitive with grades but at the same time you want each other to do well so one doesn't get left behind. I feel like we are slightly tougher on each other than we are with our friends just because we push each other to make sure we get to the finish line together."
Mettler adds, "I wouldn't change it for anything in the world. Having my sister by my side not only for high school, LPN and now RN, I couldn't do it without her support. The best part is always having someone you can count on. What we set our minds to, we will succeed together."
About Hondros College of Nursing
Hondros College of Nursing educates students at five Ohio campuses in Cincinnati/West Chester, Cleveland/Independence, Columbus/Westerville, Dayton/Fairborn and Toledo/Maumee, where students can earn a Practical Nursing Diploma and an Associate Degree in Nursing. Hondros College of Nursing is dedicated to its mission, as well as the students, partners, and communities in which they serve. For additional information, please visit hondros.edu. For complete information about accreditation, please visit hondros.edu/accreditation . Hondros College of Nursing cannot guarantee employment or salary. Hondros College of Nursing is a subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI).
SOURCE Hondros College of Nursing