Posts Categorized: Nursing

Four Lessons My Career as a Certified Nursing Assistant Has Taught Me

Header image of Terry S., Certified Nursing Assistant at Asbury Heights

Meet Terry. He’s a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Asbury Heights, part of UPMC Senior Communities. At first glance, Terry’s responsibilities are pretty simple: taking care of the residents of Asbury Heights and meeting their basic needs. But spend a few moments talking with Terry, and you’ll quickly pick up on his inspiring perspective. His… Read more »

Finding Harmony in My Second Career: Meredith’s Path to Nursing

Changing your career is an overwhelming idea. After spending years learning and investing in one type of work, it can be scary to imagine leaving it all behind to pursue a new occupation. But for those who are willing to take the plunge, a “second career” can bring renewed energy, passion, and fulfillment to life.

Balancing Career and Family: Why Home Health Makes Sense For Me

Header image of Nicole M., Professional Staff Nurse, UPMC Home Health Care

Not all nursing careers take place within the four walls of a hospital. Many nurses serve their communities by going into patients’ homes and providing valuable one-on-one care. For Nicole M., a Professional Staff Nurse with UPMC Home Health Care, what began as an itch to connect more deeply with patients has transformed into a… Read more »