Nurse training spawns many career paths
St. Louis native Barbara Harris and Theodore Roosevelt High School graduate is in her sophomore year at Prairie View A & M University outside of Houston and is interested in working in neonatal care or becoming a travel nurse.
Harris is a Deaconess nursing scholar. The Deaconess Scholarship collaboration between The Deaconess Foundation, The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis and The St. Louis American Foundation provides financial support to selected students in nursing school with the overall goal of increasing the nursing pool in the St. Louis area.
“After graduation, my professional goal is to gain two years of experience working for a hospital or a private clinic, within two to three years I would love to return to school to complete my doctorate specializing in a type of nursing,” she said.
“In five to ten years, I see myself with financial and job stability, personal stability-own home, maybe married, and still learning because knowledge has no end.”
“My experience is that the field of nursing has so many different paths you can explore, forensics, law, surgery, and many more. It’s a field that you can take and run with it, anywhere!”