Dawn Hales is graduating Iowa State with her bachelor of science degree in nursing. Despite her unconventional last semester, she represents ISU and the College of Human Sciences with pride. Photo by Christopher Gannon/News Service.

Dawn Hales fulfills lifelong dream of earning BSN, graduating from Iowa State

Despite a spring semester unlike any Iowa State has seen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dawn Hales is ecstatic about getting her bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). It’s been a dream of hers for years.

Hales’ husband John, their three sons and their sons’ wives are all ISU alumni.

“I wanted to be an Iowa State grad and I wanted to get my BSN, so when they started the nursing program it was a win-win for me,” she said.

Iowa State’s nursing program has been flexible with her busy schedule, which includes being the director of nursing at Accura Healthcare in Ames, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. Iowa State’s second cohort of nurses graduates this spring.

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