MSJC Helps Nursing Grad Achieve Her Dream

Crystal Hernandez attended a four-year university before pursuing and earning her Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) in May 2020 at MSJC.

The Hemet resident said her experiences were night and day.

“MSJC was absolutely amazing and I will forever recommend this college to anyone,” she said. “Coming from a private school, where I completed my first step of nursing for my LVN in 2009 and comparing it to my experience at MSJC, I can truly say the comparison is unreal. From the moment I visited the nursing counselors to the time I graduated, I felt the MSJC staff truly
cared about our success and our future. And I was able to complete my general education and nursing prerequisites for a fraction of the cost I was paying at the university.”

Now a Registered Nurse, Hernandez was able to land a job at Hemet Global Medical Center thanks to MSJC’s dedicated Career Education team.

“MSJC made it possible to reach my dream,” she said. “The resources that were available post- graduation were beyond helpful. From the assistance in helping me build my resume to completing an occupational internship at the hospital I wanted to pursue my career at were great opportunities that helped me get hired just two days after receiving my nursing license.

“MSJC always provided more than enough support to their students I feel privileged to have been a MSJC nursing graduate.”

Hernandez urges students to take advantage of MSJC’s available resources.

“Listen to the counselors’ advice for success and the right educational plan for you,” she said. “I felt lost and unsure a few different times during my educational journey and they always provided me with tips to succeed and helped me plan my career path.”