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Alumni Spotlight: Practical Nursing Certificate Graduate Kerrick Ayers

Posted: November 12, 2021 by Stephanie Lema
Practical nursing graduate smiling with lab equipment.
Practical Nursing certificate graduate, Kerrick Ayers.
 


Following a hospital stay, Kerrick knew he wanted to do more to help others. He attended Pima Medical Institute’s Practical Nursing program, built his confidence and skills, and was offered a new position at his clinical site upon graduation. He took his life and career on a new path in a short amount of time. He shared the experience in his own words below.
 
“In 2012, I was in a bad accident and spent time in the hospital. This experience enabled me to observe the nurses and see how they cared for people. I had been working as a team lead at Target for a number of years and decided I wanted to do more than help people spend money, so I began pursuing the medical field. I started as a Certified Nursing Assistant, and after four years, decided I wanted to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
 
I heard about Pima Medical Institute on the radio and got excited about attending their Practical Nursing program. I have to admit, my first sequence of classes was really challenging. The whole program was a huge learning experience, but my hard work paid off. I appreciated how the whole program was laid out ahead of time, including our course work and schedule. This really helped us be successful.
 
I was offered a job at my clinical site. The administrator took notice of me and offered me a position as a unit manager, not your typical first job as an LPN. I believe Pima Medical helped me develop a level of confidence that made a difference in obtaining this position. Recently, I was contacted by another facility and offered a job as another unit manager. I am honored and proud that in such a short time my education and hard work has provided opportunities for growth in my career. Pima Medical prepared me to be successful. The encouragement and support I got from instructors was overwhelming, and it’s an experience I am always going to cherish.”
 
You can change your life by taking that first step to explore your healthcare career options just like Kerrick. Learn how we can help.
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