John R. Batty received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey College and his MS in Nursing from Loyola University. He is currently the Creator and Presenter of Continuing Education Units for Nurses and Social Workers where he makes informative presentations to hospitals. Prior to his current role, John was the Director of Nursing at Greenbrier Mental Health Clinic in Metairie, Louisiana.
What are your favorite activities when you are not working?
When not working I prefer to be in the Louisiana outdoors. This state has so many beautiful beaches, marshes, and islands that it is a never ending scene of wonder.
What is your favorite thing about SoPA?
The adults are great students and go about their work diligently. They are also fun to talk to about their work.
What advice would you give to someone who's considering finishing their degree, or starting for the first time as an adult?
The advice that I give my students is that you may be starting school for the first time in your life, but think about using your experience as an edge in your learning. Use your background to help you in your studies. And always ask me for the best course of action. I want to see my students succeed and achieve more in their lives by using SOPA.