Alumni Spotlight

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Meet Teirra Butler ‘08

Teirra earned an Associate of Science in nursing from CSM in 2008.  Since then, she has earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing, a Master of Science in nursing education, and a Master of Business Administration degree. She currently serves as an ambulatory nurse case manager for a Fortune 500 company, 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.

Why did you choose CSM?

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.

Where are you now?

Currently I am an ambulatory nurse sase manager at a Fortune 500 health care 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.

What is your favorite CSM memory?

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

How did CSM prepare you for what you are doing today?

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.  

Did you transfer to another institution after graduation?  If so, where and what degree did you acquire?

I transferred to the University of Phoenix for my Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN), Masters of Nursing in Education (MSN-ED), and my Masters in Business Administration (HealthCare Management)

What advice to you have for current students?

It is important 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 provides a solid foundation for achievement to both personal and professional goals.

Contact Us
For questions, contact the Alumni Office at 301-934-7647 or alumni@csmd.edu.
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