The saying “When one door closes another opens,” became reality for Kristina.
What does one do when the position you love is eliminated? When your education is non-transferable as similar positions are hard to come by? When your joy and passion for working with people is limitless? This is the situation Kristina Chase found herself in after her position as a dining room director at a nursing home was eliminated after 15 years.
Kristina decided to go back to school to become a licensed practical nurse, and eventually, a registered nurse, with assistance from the CMJTS Dislocated Worker Program. Kristina participated in a Career Camp to earn her nursing assistant license, worked part-time at a summer camp as a camp nurse, all while maintaining a minimum 3.9 GPA throughout her college career.
Kristina has a lot to be proud of. Upon graduating with her degree and RN license, Kristina will no doubt find enjoyable and self-sustaining employment in a field she is good at and has passion for.