Jami Breiter

"I am a recent LPN Ambria graduate and am feeling extremely prepared to launch my nursing career. Ambria gave me a very strong foundation that I plan to build on for many years to come. Thank you for the support and encouragement!"

Christina Bonilla

“I chose Ambria because it offered me the flexibility I needed to return to school.  I’m a mom and I needed a program that allowed me to go back to school at a pace that was right for me. Their extended program gives me the opportunity to concentrate on school with little interruption to my family obligations.  Ambria’s comfortable, family like atmosphere helped transitioning back to school much easier.  Their smaller class sizes also allow for a more personal learning environment.  Although ...

Kelly McCormick

“Throughout high school I worked in a hospital as a patient transporter and would observe the role of the nurses. I saw the good in helping and caring for others and it looked very rewarding. The difference the nurses were making in people’s lives was something I wanted to do also. Watching the nurses interact with patients inspired me to be a nurse.  I successfully achieved my nursing license as an LPN at Ambria in July 2011 and because of that it has given me so many great opportunities. W...

Melanie Arceo

“I’ve only been a nurse for 2 years, but I feel like I’ve come a long way already. At Ambria, I learned to be strong and aim high! It’s true what they say -- working hard will get you far.  I felt very intimidated by the RNs and more experienced nurses. I didn’t let it bother me because Ambria prepared me for that. I learned so much in my LPN at Ambria that I didn’t feel threatened by them. I give credit to the staff and my teachers for that. When I have begun working, I realized that Ambria...

Dawn Plamann

“I always knew I wanted to become a nurse. I started my nursing degree about 30 years ago, but ended up working in business finance. When the company I worked for began to go under, I knew it was time to switch gears. I quickly enrolled in the LPN program here. I finished my LPN, worked for a few years at the Alden Estates of Barrington, and then came back to Ambria to work on my RN degree. I love nursing because I love being with and caring for people.I now work in a ventilation unit as an ...

Tommy Batoto

I cannot begin to express how becoming a nurse has changed my life, both financially and emotionally.  In 2008, as jobs were getting shipped off to other countries, I was beginning to fear for my low paying payroll job. I was looking for a career that could not be shipped abroad because most of my friends lost their jobs this way. Working for a nursing agency, I saw how nursing opportunities remained stable over my years of working there. I was very inspired by the work of nurses when I began...

Anton Chan

I started my nursing journey at the community colleges. I didn’t like the way the classes were set up and also I was put on a very long waiting list. I began my LPN schooling at Americare (now Ambria) and am back getting my RN degree. I will graduate this spring.   Ambria gave me the opportunity to learn, and I owe them a lot. I wouldn’t be a nurse if it wasn’t for Ambria. I moved here from the Philippines in 2000. I was an electrical engineer and managed a business there. When I came her...

Angelyn Magbuhos

I have an associate’s degree in information technology from the Philippines. When I came to America, I decided to switch to nursing. I began Ambria in spring 2010, but wasn’t prepared for how much studying school requires!  I am now in my last semester of the LPN program and have come a long way. I have learned that you must really prepare yourself to be a nurse. You can’t pretend to know how to help people, that is why it’s so important to study hard and not cheat. You have to know the info...

Tolani Afusat Alatise

At Ambria, I learned the ability to combine school with full-time work, family, and maintaining good grades. My family, friends, coworkers, and the instructors at Ambria College of Nursing have been my inspiration to get through school. I have always had the passion to take care of people, especially the sick. In addition, I work in an assisted living facility and they really appreciate the care you give them. I love nursing because it is applicable to every area of my life. I see myself do...

Lucy Karanja

Ambria is the place to be if anyone out there is looking for a nursing college. I did a good amount of research before I joined Ambria College. I went to different nursing schools but the waiting line was unpredictable. When I attended the open house, I made up my mind that this is the place I wanted to be. The welcoming staff, director, and everyone involved gave me all the information I needed. Nursing has been my childhood dream, but then I chose a different career which was not my dream....

Molly Miller

I always knew that I wanted to help others. I’d debated teaching, counseling, theology…etc. but could not picture myself in really any of those positions leaving me with no desire to study whatsoever. After years of failing college courses and struggling in my personal life, I was able, with Ambria to take the first steps necessary in finding my passion, overcoming my past, and proving to others what I am truly capable of. Nursing had never even crossed my mind, primarily because I never want...

Maria Navarro

“I was inspired to be a nurse because of the need for change in this world, for a better tomorrow in the healthcare field, and to show everyone what nurses are all about—caring for you! The hunger to become someone in this world and leave a footprint in others, the values my parents have given me, is what motivates me to push through hard times.  During nursing school, I’ve had to overcome personal family situations such as my parent’s separation, my uncle’s recent death, and the changes tha...

Izolda Rosario

I am proud to say that I am a Licensed Practical Nurse. My experience with Ambria was a combination of hard work, lots of patience, and endurance. I got a high-quality education and made friends with some very nice people. When I say that I am proud to call myself a Licensed Practical Nurse, I mean that I am proud that I had a chance to go through this educational program and challenge myself.   My teachers and clinical instructors will always be my role models. Every time I think about them...

Tabitha Kanyara

I have wanted to be a nurse since I joined high school back in Africa. This is my dream career. I applied into a couple colleges and was put on a long waitlist. Ambria gave me a chance and even helped me get financial aid. I have a career and a bright future now. Growing up in Africa I would go to the local clinics for medical help; there were days when I would line-up for hours just to be seen by a clinical officer or nurse. Some days I would have to go home and come back the next day. Man...

Sherese Wofford

I was attending another nursing program when I reached out to Ambria. They had recently received financial aid for the LPN program and I went to an information session. I liked what I saw, and I started August 2010. They took all my credits from my previous school, and I was excited to get started. I was impressed with the teachers at Ambria. They were more than willing to stay after class to help me, and were ALWAYS there when I reached out for help—even if they weren’t at work that day. He...

Linda Lowry

I try to demonstrate the qualities that are required in order to be a successful student. If I am a successful student, I look good, Ambria looks good, those around me look good. We, as students, thrive off each other’s feedback. If you put in the time and commitment required to pass, you will do well. The greatest obstacle I’ve overcome in nursing school is learning time management. Even as an adult, this is a whole different animal than anything I’ve ever done before. Nursing is different ...
 
 

About Ambria College of Nursing

Ambria College of Nursing is the only private nursing school in Illinois that offers a seamless ladder nursing program which consists of LPN, LPN to RN, and RN to BSN.

With classes available in the morning, evening, and weekend hours and full-time or part-time course load, our flexible schedule allows you to earn a nursing salary while pursuing your Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Read more...