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Brian Hierl

Brian Hierl

male student in a nursing lab
Nursing

Brian highly recommends Alfred State to any adults looking to further their education.

After 24 years of service in the Air Force, Brian Hierl knew he wanted to go to school for nursing because it would give him opportunities to progress and help people.

When conducting his college search, he looked into Alfred State, and came away impressed.

“Researching the school in general, everything I saw said that they are very action-oriented, meaning they focus on the skills you need to have to actually perform. It’s not just all lecture. The hands-on experience was very important.”

Additionally, Brian noted that Alfred State’s affordability was another reason he chose the school. As a retired member of the military, Brian also received financial assistance from the Veterans Tuition Award and the Montgomery GI Bill.

Coming into the nursing program as an older student, Brian was understandably tentative at first. However, he quickly learned that he had nothing to be nervous about.

“Everybody made me feel pretty comfortable. They treated me like they treated everybody else, and that was important to me. I made the transition pretty quickly and seamlessly.”

Because he is receiving a high-quality education at a great price in a friendly environment, Brian highly recommends Alfred State to any adults looking to further their education.

“I mean, how do you go wrong?”