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February 2019 NCNA Member Spotlight, Carolyn Hunter, RN

Carolyn Hunter, RN, lives by the motto: “Show kindness, compassion, and loving people right where they are while providing optimal nursing care.”

Carolyn worked for 27 years in retail/retail management and decided at 45 years old it was time to make a career change. Nursing struck a cord with her and she went to school and became an LPN. She did not stop there though. She went back to school again to become an RN in an ADN program. A few years down the road she enrolled at UNC Wilmington in the BSN program. In December 2018, at the age of 56, Carolyn walked across the stage with a feeling of great accomplishment and a full heart. She is not stopping there though, in the spring of this year she will enter an MSN Nurse Educator program.

In addition to Carolyn’s academic life, she is a Clinical Assistant at RURAL HEALTH GROUP. In this role she assists in providing patient care in an adult family clinic setting.

“God has an awesome plan for my life! I will share my story and encourage other nurses that with hard work and dedication there is nothing impossible,” Carolyn told NCNA.
 

Carolyn's Advice for a New Nurse: 

Sometimes it’s not what you do, but how you make your patients feel that makes the difference in your practice.

NCNA thanks you for being a part of our community and for your passion for nursing, Carolyn!

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Carolyn's Advice for a New Nurse:  Sometimes it’s not what you do, but how you make your patients feel that makes the difference in your practice.