Baker University is honored to play a part in one family’s passion for public wellness and health. On Sunday, Corey True will follow in his brother’s and his sister-in-law’s footsteps and become a graduate of Baker University’s School of Nursing. And the True family passion for health care goes deeper still. Upon graduating, Corey will be the fourth nurse in his immediate family.
“My mom is both an RN and a respiratory therapist and is currently director of respiratory therapy at Mitchell County Hospital in Beloit, Kansas,” True said. “My dad is director of support services and director of radiology at the same hospital. . . . As it happens, my brother and his wife are both RNs, and they both graduated from Baker SON.”
Brady True, ’16, and his wife, Kendra,’17, were recently accepted into nurse practitioner programs.
With his newly acquired Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Corey plans to stay in Topeka and work as an RN in the ICU of the University of Kansas Health System Saint Francis Campus. And he hopes to continue his education to become either a nurse practitioner or a nurse anesthetist.
“My passion is to provide care that is both compassionate and competent to each and every patient as if they were a member of my own family,” Corey said.
Corey attended his first two years of college at Washburn University, before starting Baker’s nursing program. He chose Baker’s nursing program, not just on the high recommendation from his brother and sister-in-law, but also on the Baker University’s trademark of community and compassion.
“I attended Baker’s nursing program because the tour gave me a sense of the closeness that exists between the faculty and the students. I felt that my education actually mattered to them, and that they would do well in preparing me for a career as a nurse. I also heard nothing but good things from my brother and sister-in-law.”
Corey knows that he will look back at his time at the School of Nursing with fondness and appreciation.
“If I had a favorite memory from my time at Baker, it would have to be celebrating with fellow classmates at the end of each finals week. While I enjoyed my time at Baker SON, I don’t think anyone would say it was easy, but I remember the sense of accomplishment I’d feel each semester after fighting through that last week of tests.”