Nafisha had always wanted to be a nurse, and she found her opportunity here at Renown Health. She started as a Certified Nursing Assistant Apprentice, which taught her the basics of patient care.
“I was so fortunate to be part of the CNA Apprentice Program. My experience confirmed and validated my love for nursing,” says Nafisha. “I heard about the Nurse Apprenticeship while I was still in the CNA program.”
“Renown has been amazing to me in every way since day one,” she continues. “First, they helped me obtain my CNA license and then with tuition reimbursement so I could attend nursing school. I am at this point in my life because of the guidance and support I received.”
During Nafisha’s Nurse Apprenticeship, she worked in labor and delivery, which was the specialty she wanted to pursue. “It allowed me to be hands on and observe the flow of the unit,” she explains. “My supervisors and managers were so helpful too. They worked with my schedule so I could attend school at the same time.”
As part of the Renown nursing team, Nafisha has also learned what it means to fight the good fight. “It’s about doing the right thing, and providing the best care for our patients and their family members. After all, I’m a mom myself, with two little boys.”
If you would like to explore opportunities for a nursing career, visit the Nevada Apprenticeship Project page at http://www.nvapprenticeship.org/students/#cna