Maureen McGowan, AAS in Nursing, 1986

Maureen McGowan was working as an LPN when she decided she wanted to advance to RN. She credits Excelsior College (then Regents) as offering, “the best opportunity for me to advance my education, earn my degree, and achieve my goal of becoming an RN. The cost and flexibility were a godsend as I could fit my studies around my work schedule.” She graduated in 1986 with an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing and began working in a post-open heart surgery unit. McGowan has been a triage nurse, a disease manager, an ER educator, and a preceptor and mentor for EMT and paramedic students and new hires. She retired in 2019 after a long and fulfilling career.