Nicole completed Concordia’s C.N.A. Certification Program shortly after being hired and worked as a C.N.A. for three years. In 2007, Nicole became a Licensed Practical Nurse and has held that role ever since. She is currently back in nursing school to become a Registered Nurse.
Nicole describes Concordia as “rewarding” and cites Concordia’s fostering of career development as one of the many reasons she chooses to work for us.
“The benefits as a whole are great. Concordia encourages me to pursue more education so that I can meet my career goals. I’ve been able to and am continuing to achieve these goals through various benefits Concordia offers, including tuition reimbursement. It feels like Concordia is investing in me.”
Nicole’s favorite Concordia memories are those that include fellow co-workers and her residents:
“I have met some amazing people that have become lifelong friends and I have so many memories including them all; however, my favorite memory would have to be dressing up one of our residents as a doctor for Halloween!”
Nicole spends her free time with her family, who she says are her motivators to succeed, and also studying for nursing school.
“When I am not at work, I enjoy being with my kids and husband – going to children’s programs at school and taekwondo tournaments. I like to craft with my kids and also travel to new places with my family. I am also currently back in school for my RN degree and my ultimate goal is to obtain my BSN.”
We are all very proud of Nicole’s academic achievements and career development; her ambitious drive is both admirable and inspiring!
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