Are you wondering what the next chapter in your life looks like? In this episode of Online Stripes, you’ll meet a graduate who was able to take the next step in her career while serving our country, thanks to Mizzou Online.

Many of us can relate to the feeling of, “what’s next?” What’s the next step in your career? Or the next step after graduating?

Major Christine Harris has been there. She’s in the Army, working as a nursing director for the Department of Family Medicine at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. After serving for 19 years, she was worried that her skills wouldn’t translate outside of the Army. So that’s why she turned to Mizzou Online.

“I was at the point in my career where I had to make a decision. If I stayed in the army, what does it look like? And if I transition from the army, what do I do? And so that’s what I was hoping to learn. How do I transition and get a better understanding of civilian health care and be able to work in that environment and be competent at it.”

Through Mizzou’s flexible program and online course work, Christine graduated from the Sinclair School of Nursing with her doctorate in nursing leadership and innovations in health care. All while serving our country. Pretty impressive, right? Mizzou Online gave her the tools and confidence to tackle her next chapter.

“That’s what this degree actually did for me. It helped me to get out of my comfort zone.”

Mizzou Online wants to help you, too. If you’re in the military like Christine, or if you have family who is we have extra support to make the process a little easier. In fact, we have an entire Student Veterans Resource and Support Center to walk you through VA benefits, admissions, and scholarships. Just go to veterans.missouri.edu. 

You’ll quickly learn that the sky’s the limit with fellow students and faculty by your side.

“Thank you, Dr. Harris. She sat me in her office when I came to immersion the first time and she said, ‘Christine, when you finish with this degree, people are going to ask you to come on board with their organization. Don’t just go with anyone. You’re going to know your worth at the end of this degree.”

Tune in to our next episode of Online Stripes. Presented by the University of Missouri — home of Mizzou Online. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, iHeart Radio, and smart speakers.


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