Real Story: Teirra Butler

Teirra Butler

CSM Class of 2008, NursingA selfie of CSM graduate Teirra Butler

Current Job Title: Ambulatory nurse case manager 
Transfer Institution: University of Phoenix
Accolades, Accomplishments, and Highlights: Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Master of Science in Nursing Education; Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management


Choosing CSM was not just about saving money. It was also about selecting a higher education institution that offered support, flexibility, and access. The smaller class size at CSM allowed for a better group dynamic within the traditional class setting and various community practicum settings. The focus at CSM is student-centered.

My favorite CSM memories were the various nursing study sessions as a group in the back of the library. We would all come strolling into the library with our huge backpack on wheels that probably weighed 25 or 30 pounds.

CSM prepared me for real-life experiences within the nursing profession. Being able to complete nursing clinicals within rural and suburban communities, as well as the inner-city institutions like Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC., exposed me to the diversity in healthcare coordination.

Currently I am an ambulatory nurse case manager at a Fortune 500 healthcare organization, performing in-depth mental and/or physical health analysis of clients within the tristate area, ensuring clients are connected with healthcare resources in the traditional healthcare settings as well as in the community.

My advice to future and current students is to map out your future on paper, to help establish goals and set timelines as it applies to your education. The resources, professors, and sense of community available at CSM provide a solid foundation for both personal and professional achievement.

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Last updated: 11/16/22

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