Esther Apraku Bondzie was inducted into the Alpha Chi Chapter in November 2021 and received an Edith Anderson Membership Subsidy to make paying her dues possible.
Esther graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in classical studies in 2016. She immediately began a career in scientific research, studying lung diseases at Boston University School of Medicine. She went on to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Center for Virology and Vaccine Research to study infectious diseases. While at the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, Esther shadowed providers and interacted with different professionals, including nurses. Because of these interactions, Esther decided on a career change. “I decided to become a nurse because I identified with a lot of the values and goals of the profession, and I have had a lot of positive experiences with nurses whose personalities and outlook on life inspired me.”
She applied and got into the accelerated Direct Entry Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Boston College’s Connell School of Nursing. In addition to preparing to take her NCLEX this year, she is working as a clinical research coordinator,
where she loves having the opportunity to bring innovations in therapeutic agents from the bench to the bedside during clinical trials.
"On my journey to become a nurse, I have learned that the nursing profession is one of creativity, scholarship, compassion, and lifelong learning. My membership in Sigma reminds me of my own role as a creative nurse who will care for her patients with compassion while pursuing lifelong learning and excellence. I am looking forward to my time as a DNP student in the next year and to exploring the resources and tools that Sigma supports its members with."
Edith Anderson Membership Subsidies are made possible through donations to the Sigma Foundation for Nursing. Donate today.