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Barbara Crump on Overcoming Adversity and Finding Success Through Her Passion for Education

Most people consider having an education to be an excellent vehicle that will bring them success. As a result, many treat their studies with utmost importance and care. However, the sad reality remains that going to school is a privilege not many people can afford, and such was the experience of Barbara Crump. Yet, despite the circumstances she had gone through, the inspiring woman did not give up. Now she is a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Research.

Barbara Crump is an esteemed motivator and author who has dedicated herself to helping others overcome their struggles. She is the brilliant mind behind From GED to Ph.D.: My Journey Toward Becoming an Extraordinary Woman, a book that chronicles her story from her hardships as a teenage mom and a high school dropout to her victories as a Ph.D. holder.

When asked what motivated her to write and publish it, she insightfully explained, “My book is part of my personal learning process. It is helping me to pull everything, good and bad, out of my subconscious. It is helping me to be more secure within myself, and, most importantly, as I write my story, I am learning to love myself. This is my journey.”

Through her book, Barbara Crump has demonstrated her strong advocacy for education and curiosity. Over the years, she has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and information both from her studies and lived experiences.

As a testament to her passion for learning, she possesses an impressive list of accolades and distinctions. On top of having a Ph.D. in Nursing Research, she is also a licensed Registered Nurse and an Adult Nurse Practitioner in New Jersey and New York. On top of that, she is a Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP) from the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation.

Aside from these, the exceptional woman recently started a nursing scholarship in the Crump Family name for African American students at William Paterson University. The annual scholarship was created to help empower African American nursing students in dignity care at the end of life.

Up until now, Barbara Crump continues to seek to discover new things and learn about them. She hopes that her platform will influence more people to see the value of continuous learning. 

She candidly shared, “I have spent my entire life wondering why fear was so prevalent in me; I am still trying to discover why. Despite all my years spent pursuing an education, I am still learning about the things in life that can make me a better person, and I want other people to know that they should never stop learning.”

Barbara Crump is undoubtedly a beacon of hope for many people, especially young women and teen mothers who feel like education is out of their reach. Moving forward, the author aims to reach a wider audience so she can continue inspiring people to keep persevering until they accomplish their goals and reach their dreams. 

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