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By Carrie O'Connor
Student Mentor, WGU's nursing degree programs
At WGU, each student is assigned a personal faculty member to work with them as a mentor throughout their time at WGU. Additionally, each course has its own course mentors, subject-matter experts who are available to help students get through course material. Advice from your mentors is invaluable as you make your way through your online degree program. But we also want you to benefit from the wisdom of mentors not necessarily assigned to you, so occasionally, The Night Owl features advice from WGU mentors in colleges throughout the university.
Humor me for a few minutes as a small-town Texas farm girl shares her love of education, learning, and a way of life. My name is Carrie O'Connor and I am a Student Mentor in WGU's College of Health Professions Nursing Program. I have been a nurse for 12-plus years and a mentor with WGU for just over a year. My husband and I are raising our two children on a small farm in Central Texas where hard work and learning are daily occurrences. I am passionate about education, my family, nursing, and WGU.
Autumn is upon us, and with the cooler temperatures and beautiful leaves comes the harvest. Harvest marks the end of the growing season, a time to reap what you have sown. And in an interesting way I believe this has a tie-in to learning. So whether you are near the end of your time at WGU or just getting started, I believe it is time to think about the harvest and your education. Here are some steps to a successful harvest:
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