Ashley Thompson joined Nightingale College four months ago and oversees the Learner Advising and Life Resources department. Her main goal is to help learners by being their advocate from the
day of orientation through graduation and beyond.
Nightingale College has a great Mission and Vision as well as excellent Values. I love seeing learners achieve their goals. Many learners seek help from me with issues that most people would find very difficult to deal with even without the stress of school, but these learners are able to elevate above the road blocks and achieve greatness. I also love having the ability to be creative and finding new ways to help learners achieve their goals. I am proud to be part of the College.
What is your one piece of advice to the learners and grads?
Just keep swimming. Nursing school is very hard, then there is the next step of passing boards, then you have to go and get a job. We do have resources to assist you along the way, but it can still seem insurmountable.
What are some of your hobbies and interests?
I very much enjoy cooking and creating new dishes. After a hard work week, I look forward to creating something delicious, exciting, and new. It relaxes me. I also enjoy all things science fiction and love reading the works of Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, William Gibson, Ray Bradbury, and H. P. Lovecraft.
If you were to participate in a pageant, what would your talent be?
I really enjoy singing, however, I’m not so sure that everyone else enjoys my singing, so I will have to say debating. I’m very good at arguing my point and backing it up with accumulated knowledge and statistics, then persuading others to see and agree with my point of view.
If your life had a theme song, what would it be?
Dreams, by the Cranberries- It’s about change, love, and overcoming fear. This song really speaks to me and encompasses the values that I hold dear.
What is ONE things that you would like everyone to know about you?
I would like everyone to know that I have my Master’s degree (MBA). I worked very hard in school and very proud of the fact that I graduated and finished my degree.