3 - Why a married mother of three children decided to go back to school in her late 30s to earn her nursing degree, with Angie Smith
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Angie Smith has been married for 22 years and is a working mother of three children. She was a long time 911 dispatcher in Northeast Indiana, before staying home to raise her children. In 2015, after all of her children were in school, she decided to go back to school herself to become a nurse.

Angie graduated in 2017 with a degree as a Registered Nurse and is currently a nurse at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in Angola, Indiana, on the medical surgical floor and also in the emergency department.

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You'll Learn

  • What small, community hospitals are doing in response to the covid-19 pandemic
  • How a connection between two people can be made at random moments and turn into a lifelong bond
  • What is Glioblastoma cancer
  • Why nurses are more than just medical professionals to their patients and to the patient's family
  • Why someone that never wanted to be a nurse went back to school as a mother of three and became a nurse at 40 years old
  • How life experiences, including job losses, becoming a caretaker for others, and the death of family members, can influence a career choice
  • How to listen to a gut feeling 
  • How trying new things and learning from experiences in your life - no matter what age - will help you decide what makes you happy
  • How you are never too old to make a career decision to find ultimate happiness
  • How to go back to school or change careers later in life with a family
  • What you can do to successfully balance family, partner, relationships, career and many other parts of your life in the present moment
  • Why focus and having a support network are important to accomplishing a difficult part of your career journey
  • What you can do to say thank you to and do to help medical professionals - during National Nurses Week and anytime.


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