Posts Tagged: Community

To Teach and Empower: My Role as a Home Health Nurse

Most types of nursing involve similar responsibilities — monitoring patients’ conditions, administering medications, maintaining records, and educating patients and their families. But for home health nurses, those responsibilities are paired with a unique challenge and opportunity: visiting patients in their homes and caring for them independently. To be a home health nurse, you’re called upon… Read more »

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.