Susan Irby, an online student in the Master of Science in Nursing program at California
State University, Dominguez Hills, had to take a leave of absence from her studies for
more than a year in order to recover from a serious car accident that left her unable to
walk or speak. This spring, she will graduate with a focus on nursing administration,
thanks to a support system that included her family and her professors, who helped her with
an environment of healing as she pursued her career in the healing arts.