Although it took a long time for Junah Castil to accomplish his dreams, he never gave up, and in 2022 he earned his MSN online from Maryville University.
Junah, born and raised in the Philippines, became a nurse and moved to the United States to work in an intensive care unit. Since childhood, he dreamt of being a doctor but found his calling as a nurse. After 15 years of nursing, Junah knew he was ready for more responsibility, more autonomy, and to provide a greater level of care. And during a conversation with a colleague, he learned he could earn his Master of Science in Nursing online at Maryville University — a program his co-worker highly recommended.
Having so much nursing experience, Junah wasn’t as worried about absorbing the MSN curriculum as he was about incorporating his studies into his busy life. He was contracted to work three 12-hour shifts a week as an RN. He was married, and he and his wife were expecting a child. He had never taken an online course and had no idea what to expect from the American education system. He knew he would need considerable help, but he moved forward anyway, looking for an educational partner to help guide him through the process.