What inspired you to become a nurse?
Nursing is my second degree and career. I worked in the mental health field for many years before going into nursing. I was married to a Marine and wanted a job in the healthcare field that would be flexible. I knew that nurses were in high demand. I had worked as a behavior technician for a children’s psychiatric hospital where I was able to observe nurses and their duties. I saw that I could still use the skill set I had already developed in mental health and have the flexibility I needed as a nurse.