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What do these women have in common? They are all successful and very ambitious nurses who want to help you learn more about what it’s like to be a professional nurse. Read about their experiences in nursing school and the experiences they’ve had as practicing nurses.


Dr. Deborah Adelman, PhD, RN, NE-BC – Kaplan University

Current Position and Past Experience

Since 2010, Deborah Adelman has been a Professor of Nursing at Kaplan University. She is also concurrently serving as a Nursing Subject Matter Expert for Cengage Learning.

Education, Honors and Achievements

Adelman earned her BSN in 1980 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 1991 she earned her MS in Nursing from the same institution. In 2002 she completed her PhD in Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Carolyn Mallon Online Nursing Guide Q&A Mentor

Carolyn Mallon, ASN, BSN, RN

Current Position and Past Experience

Operation Room RN

Education, Honors and Achievements

Carolyn earned an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) at Concord’s Community College in Concord New Hampshire (NHTI). Recently completed an RN to BSN completion program through Southern New Hampshire University online. While in nursing school, Carolyn was her nursing school’s National Student Nurses’ Association chapter President.

Sierra Hamm, Online Nursing Guide Q&A Contributor

Sierra Hamm, BSN, RN

Current Position and Past Experience

Sierra works as the primary nurse of a midwifery and family practice, serving women and babies in the clinical and home-birth setting.

Education, Honors and Achievements

Sierra earned her BSN from Eastern Kentucky University. She is certified in neonatal resuscitation (NRP) and in Advanced Life Support Obstetrics (ALSO). Sierra has also received training in order to provide doula care to women..

Jessica Rockowitz Online Nursing Guide Q&A Mentor

Jessica Rockowitz, BS, BSN

Current Position and Past Experience

Jessica is a Registered Nurse in OB/GYN. She has a special passion for OB nursing and is currently in the process of launching her own local childbirth education business called Rockabirth.

Education, Honors and Achievements

Jessica has earned a BS in Biotechnology from Endicott College and a BSN from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently in the process of earning her Master’s in Nursing Education.

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