Amberly Bracken is a new nursing student at Ohio Valley College of Technology. She lives with her boyfriend, Steve, and her two cats and two dogs. When she is not in class, you can find Amberly exploring the outdoors, traveling, or spending time with family, friends, or her pets. She has been to four different countries and loves to bake.
As a child, Amberly dreamt of being a NASCAR driver. As an adult, she now dreams of starting her career in nursing. Prior to starting the Nursing program at OVCT, Amberly was a Medical Insurance Authorization Specialist who worked specifically with Medicaid. This opportunity sparked her interest in the medical field. However, she knew she was interested in pursuing an education and career where she could work hands-on with patients. An interesting fact, many years ago, Amberly used to work for and with OVCT’s Campus President, Courtney Martin, as a Sales Representative with Signet Jewelers, LLC.
Ms. Bracken chose OVCT because “it was direct admission, I heard great things from former students, it was close to home, and because it was the only school that had evening classes so that I could still work and go to school.” I chose nursing because I lost my dad to a medical error last year and it is really important that I am a great nurse so that no one has to go through what I did.” She is passionate about patient and family advocacy and is dedicated to maintaining a high standard of excellence in her school work and as she transitions into a nursing career.
Although she has only been a student since August, Amberly has come to love “how open the teachers are and how they want you to succeed.” She has already made many great friends that will last a lifetime. She particularly enjoys Ms. Carroll and Mr. Kerr. “I have learned so much from Mr. Kerr and Ms. Carroll in such a short time. They have been so great and helpful.” Amberly’s enthusiasm and passion for her studies are infectious. You can always find her with a smile on her face, a positive attitude, and words of encouragement.
Faculty and staff are excited to watch her pursue her dreams and hope she achieves great success.