After building a 25-year career as a paralegal, my world came to an end with the recession in 2008. Months of trying to be re-hired lead me nowhere. As a single mother of two teenagers, I decided to try the medical field and trained to become a CNA.
Today, I'm almost finished with my RN studies and hope to continue on for my Bachelors! Never in a million years would I have dreamed I would become a nurse. My days are incredibly rewarding. The feeling of helping someone in true need is so humbling. I absolutely love being a nurse and wish I would have done this years ago.
Everything happens for a reason. I'm thankful I was laid off so, hopefully each day, I can make a difference in someone's life!
Name: Cathy Roe-Somerville
From: New York