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November Student/Alumni Spotlight - Franchesica Adams


Franchesica Adams

Franchesica Adams - Nursing

Franchesica Adams is on her way to making her dreams come true.

“I have always had a love for people and I wanted a career that would make a difference in people’s lives. Becoming a nurse allows me to financially provide for my family while doing something that I love! When it is all said and done, I want to know that what I did positively impacted someone else,? says Adams, who graduated in spring 2015 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. She recently passed her nursing board exams and is now employed as a registered nurse by Danville Regional Medical Center in the Intensive Care Unit.

“When I first graduated from high school, my parents were the ones that really encouraged me to attend college. In our household it really was not a question as to whether or not you were going to college, more so which one. Along the way I have had several instructors tell me how extremely bright I was and how far I could go, but my children have been my biggest motivation throughout this process. By continuing to pursue my dream of being a nurse, I was able to show them to never give up on their dreams,? says Adams.

Adams worked full-time in another profession while pursuing her nursing degree. Eventually school and her studies won out, and she attended DCC full-time.

“Once I got into the nursing program, the conflict of my school schedule and work schedule forced me to make the difficult decision of resigning from my position. While in the program, the transition from a two-income household to a one-income household placed a financial strain on my family,? says Adams.

Faculty and staff at DCC have also encouraged Adams. “The entire nursing faculty has encouraged me by always being available when I need them, providing me with the knowledge and tools necessary to be a great nurse, and pushing me to perform at my fullest potential. Words cannot express my appreciation for the work that they do,? says Adams.

She plans to continue her education after graduating from DCC to obtain her Bachelor of Science in nursing degree. Her ultimate career goal is to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

“The best thing about DCC is the nursing program,? Adams adds. “I have learned more in this program than I probably have with all of my previous schooling combined. As a class, we have all encouraged and supported one another through this program, many of us forming friendships that will last a lifetime.?

For more information about the Nursing program, contact the department at 434.797.8512, or click here.


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