I did it with help from Four-D College
(FONTANA, Calif.) The desire to serve others and care for their needs with compassion has been something Erin Thomas has always felt strongly about. She knew that a career in nursing was her way to fulfill her desire, and Four-D College was the right choice for her to achieve that goal.
Working as a lab technician for 14 years, Erin had always wanted to be a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Determined to find the right place to launch her career, Erin began researching schools that offered a course in vocational nursing. That is when she learned about Four-D College.
“I made an appointment with the admissions department to learn more about the school. When I arrived at the campus I was amazed by Four-D College and the atmosphere for learning that was there,” said Erin. “Everyone was friendly and really concerned with my goals, not with filling empty seats in a classroom like some other schools. I knew this was the right fit for me.”
Deciding to enroll as a part-time vocational nursing student on the Four-D College Colton campus, Erin spent the next 18 months learning what it takes to become part of the health care industry by taking care of patients and supporting doctors daily.
“I really enjoyed going to school every day at Four-D College,” said Erin. “The course can be very demanding; that’s because the instructors really challenge you to do your best. The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it. I was determined to get all I could out of it.”
Erin’s determination paid off. Not only did she successfully complete the vocational nursing course and clinical rotations, which prepared her to take and pass the California State License Vocational Nursing exam, but she was also named the valedictorian of her graduating class in 2009.
Now a successful LVN working at San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland, Erin says what she likes most about her new career is that she is making a difference in the lives of others, while providing them with quality medical care.
“Erin has been simply outstanding,” said Kay Johnson, San Antonio Hospital’s director of outpatient services. “She is very pro active when it comes to taking care of the patients. Whenever there is something that needs to be done, I can count on her to jump right in to help. I wish I had 10 more just like her, she is great.”
So what would Erin say to anyone who is thinking about enrolling in Four-D College?
“If you are thinking about beginning a career in the medical field, I strongly suggest you check out Four-D College,” said Erin. “The instructors are great, very knowledgeable and willing to help you in every way possible. They really helped me to reach my goal of being a nurse. They can help you too.”
Four-D College provides education in the growing health care field at locations in Colton and Victorville. Four-D College offers programs in vocational nursing, medical assistant, medical billing and coding, dental assistant, massage therapy and pharmacy technician.
New courses begin monthly at Four-D College and courses are available in the morning, afternoon and evening to meet the needs of working adults. For more information or a tour, call (800) 600-5422 or go to www.4DCollege.edu.