In recognition of National Nurse Practitioner Week, VCU School of Nursing is continuing to highlight an NP student each day sharing why they chose to pursue this important role in health care.

Meet Minu Joseph, a Post-B.S. to DNP student (Psychiatric-Mental Health NP Concentration) who works as a Registered Nurse in the Forensic Psychiatry Unit at Central State Hospital.

Q. Why did you decide to go back to school to become an NP?

A. To bring out a change in the community related to mental health social stigma and pursue my passion to study in bringing out my best so as to be a role model to my family and society.

Q. What drew you to VCU’s NP program?

A. VCU offers the best programs in nursing. It’s a pride to study at VCU due to its quality in professional teaching; acceptance of diverse cultures irrespective of their color, caste, creed, nation or religion; and opportunities that best suit your role and profession.

Interested in learning how you can become a nurse practitioner through VCU’s Post-B.S. to DNP program or other NP pathways? Request more information at this link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe45-0hIvZf1yyeNJGSMX9Sh-v8sCMztkYm5YRuMEny7iXnFg/viewform

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