Karen A.’s desire to be in healthcare blossomed at a young age. Her career path was solidified when her mother became extremely ill. Despite the unfortunate circumstances, one positive shined through the negative situation and gave Karen a little bit of peace – the nurses taking care of her mother during her extended stays at the hospital.
Ever since she was a little girl Ashley M. knew she wanted to do something that involved working with and helping children. The obvious paths in her mind were motherhood, teaching or nursing. She decided to become a mother first, and then pursue a career in healthcare by enrolling in nursing school during her third pregnancy.
“I forgot what it was like to love my job,” Rachel B., RN, shared. “I am really grateful to be working in a place where the leadership has created conditions where nurses can thrive, but also where I can provide the kind of patient care that I love to give.”
After spending her entire 15-year career at a neighboring Albuquerque, New Mexico, hospital, Rachel reached a point where she was ready to leave nursing.
Mokhtiar B. is an emergency room veteran, with more than 20 years of experience helping others. It all started when his father suffered a heart attack. Mokhtiar found himself in the cardiac unit of a hospital watching over his father, fascinated by the machine that was helping him stay alive. That’s when Mokhtiar decided he was going to pursue a career in healthcare.
He began working in an emergency room setting in 1999 and started attending a paramedic school program until life got in the way and a shoulder injury caused him to be out of work for three years.