Gloria’s Story

Juggling Competing Needs Leads to Success

Gloria Ifeoma Okocha came into the apprenticeship program based on a family history of service in the healthcare field. Her mother worked as a nurse throughout Gloria’s childhood.

“The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program initially had its challenges,” Gloria says. “While I learned to navigate assignments on different platforms, I was also moving to a new home. Moving, starting a new semester at CCBC, and starting the apprenticeship at the same time was stressful.” Fearful of falling behind, she worked with her professors and BACH’s career coach to identify what she needed to juggle the demands of her job, coursework, and the personal disruption of the move.

While Gloria remained motivated, once she settled into her new home, she was better able to focus and finish her coursework. She has set up a study schedule and takes out time during the day to work on her assignments.

“Now that I am once again able to make school my number one priority, I am reassured and gaining more confidence,” she exclaims.

As she approaches completion of the LPN Apprenticeship Program, the support she receives from her employer, CCBC, and BACH, along with her own hard work and dedication, ensure her success.

We are proud of Gloria and the 80+ BACH participants who have gone through apprenticeship programs for Central Sterile Processing Technician, Environmental Care Supervisor, Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Assistant, and Surgical Technologist.

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