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Paving the way for career change

Bryce Geeslin

Bryce Geeslin had an undergraduate degree in nutrition but realized a career in nursing was his real goal.

“I really wanted that face-to-face interaction where I could make a difference,” he says.

In the summer of 2013, he started UTA’s online BSN program, an option that allowed him to continue working as a physical therapy aide and support his wife while she completed training to become a physical therapist.

A stellar student, he was able to win several awards, including the Jean Ashwill Leadership Award and a variety of scholarships offered by the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. He graduated in December, and now he and his wife are moving to Temple, Texas, where he plans to work in the pediatric ER and trauma unit of McLane Children’s Scott & White Hospital.

“Knowing that someone has donated money that allows you treat others is very humbling,” he says. “It really charges you with living out the intent of their donation.”