Keiser University Nursing Student Sets Sights on a Career in Pediatrics

Steele Kosarik is eager to learn more about a career as a pediatric nurse thanks to the lessons he learned as part of his Keizer University experience.

The Sarasota campus student was inspired to work with pediatric post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) patients while participating in clinical interactions at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. While the experiences provide students with the opportunity to interact with patients in local healthcare settings under supervision, the experiences provide valuable instruction that students can only receive in the field.

“As I look forward to a career in healthcare by working with children, it comes as no surprise to me that during this unexpected pandemic, professionals in our field are finding their profession more meaningful and valuable than ever before,” he says. Kosarik is also grateful for the EASE (Effective Access to Student Education) grant. “The scholarship was very beneficial to me during my college education and I am grateful that it has the potential to positively impact other students in the same way,” he said. “The EASE program provided me with financial support during my nursing studies, which made university more fun and financially less stressful.”

Keizer University’s Associate of Science degree in nursing prepares students for professional nursing. Professional nursing involves the performance of those practices requiring substantial specialized knowledge, judgment and nursing skill based on applied principles of biological, physical, psychological and social sciences.

Keizer University is a private, non-profit university, serving nearly 20,000 students and employing 2,900 faculty and staff. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keizer, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keizer, the university currently offers more than 100 degrees across 21 Florida campuses, as well as online and at two international sites.

Keizer University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a level VI institution to award certificates and degrees at associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral levels. Visit for more information about Keizer University.

Steele Kosarik, a campus student at Keizer University Sarasota, is looking forward to his career in healthcare.

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