In the news: Arizona State student, 17, set to get nursing degree

Stressed Out Nurses Weekly, May 18, 2009

She began taking college classes at 12. Carrying a 4.0 GPA, she earned her high school diploma and associate degree at 15. And last Wednesday, Danielle McBurnett, a Chandler, AZ, resident, became the youngest student in the history of Arizona State University to receive a bachelor's of science in nursing.

McBurnett was home schooled early on in her life and decided she wanted to become a nurse at the age of 10, according to The Arizona Republic.

Her long-term goal is to become a pediatric nurse practitioner, but for now, she'll work as a research assistant in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health at the school while she earns her doctorate.

Source: The Arizona Republic and

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