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Carmela Trapani

BS Healthcare Administration

"It was the best thing I ever did to go to SNHU and get my bachelor’s."

As a clinic supervisor at a medical university, Carmela Trapani knew that pursuing her education would reflect well on her and open up the possibility for new responsibilities. That’s why she turned to Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) to earn her bachelor’s degree after studying at Maricopa Community College.

Trapani was able to easily transfer her credits from Maricopa and recently earned her bachelor’s in healthcare administration at SNHU. Already her supervisors are considering her for a promotion to director of clinic operations, which would allow her to take on the management of more health clinics.

“My degree helped me to problem-solve certain things that happen at the clinic,” Trapani said. “I also feel that my supervisors look at me (differently) because I have gone on with my education. The clinic I work for is part of a medical university, so they definitely like when we continue our education."

In addition to her career, Trapani is the mother of 5 and grandmother of 8. She enjoys her “quiet time” decorating cakes, painting and doing other crafts. She knew she’d need the flexibility of an online degree to pursue her bachelor’s. She said her academic advisor took care of transferring credits she had previously earned in nursing school.

“I had no issues, and it was very easy,” she said.

Now that she’s earned her bachelor’s degree, Trapani is working full-time and considering starting a master’s degree program.

“I absolutely love SNHU, and I feel that everyone that I had contact with – from enrollment, professors, academic advisors and finance – they were amazing,” she said. “Someone always checked on me for my progress or if I had any concerns about a course.

“It was the best thing I ever did to go to SNHU and get my bachelor’s.”