Briona Daugherty’s (MS-SLP ’22) speech-language pathology (SLP) path began on board a cruise ship. Daugherty graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in theatrical performance. She studied opera and musical theater, originally wanting to be a touring singer for Broadway-style shows. After spending time as a professional singer in Las Vegas and New York City, she began a career performing on cruise ships, including five years in China, Japan, Korea and Thailand. The longer she worked on cruise ships, the more she aided other vocalists in adjusting to life onboard. This included helping entertainment employees maintain their voices for more than two hours a night in a 2,000-seat theater. After witnessing Read more
Nursing Role Specializations
Family nurse practitioners play a critical role in improving the primary patient care experience . As a FNP graduate, you will partner with families across the lifespan to promote preventative care, diagnose conditions and treat acute and chronic illnesses.
Are you a natural team leader? The Nurse Executive specialization will help prepare you for a role as a manager, director, supervisor, or chief nursing officer. You will be responsible for human resource management, as well as health care finance and economic operations.
Students who complete the Nurse Executive specialization are eligible to receive the following certification:
- Nurse Executive-Advanced (NEA-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Nurse Educator (Excludes DNP)
As a nurse educator, you will teach nursing students, practicing nurses and other health care providers and clients – in both academic and real-world settings. You may serve as a curriculum designer, instructional designer, teacher, or learning evaluator.
Students who complete the Nurse Educator specialization are eligible to receive the following certifications:
- Nursing Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) by the National League for Nursing (NLN)
- Nursing Professional Development (RN-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, National Center for Health Workforce Analysis. Projecting the Supply and Demand for Primary Care Practitioners Through 2020. Rockville, Maryland: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2013. https://bhw.hrsa.gov/health-workforce-analysis/primary-care-2020