Our very first nurse who is connecting the community through healthcare is Registered Nurse, Arleigh Hatcher! Arleigh has been a RN for 13 years! She's a serial nursentrepreneur who is making waves, in her community of Williamsburg, VA, with multiple businesses. Get to know this nurse who is making connections!
1.) How long have you been a nurse?
"I have been a registered nurse for 13 years."
2.) Why did you decide to become a nurse?
"I decided to become a nurse because I wanted to help people in any way that I could. I come from a family of nurses: My mom and Grandmother were both RN's."
3.) Tell us about your companies and how you are connecting the community and healthcare?
" I own Heart to Heart Career Training Center and wee offer fast track healthcare training. We work with many scholarship resources to offer Nurse Aide, Medication Aide, Pharmacy Tech, Phlebotomy, and EKG tech training to my community in Williamsburg, VA. We also offer CPR, First Aide, and online Pharmacy Technician training. My second business is a family business co-owned by myself, my mother, and my grandfather. It's called Peek of Joy 3D Ultrasound and Spa. We are a one stop shop for pregnant women, we determine gender at 16 weeks, offer CPR, lamaze, prenatal massage, bellycasting, and belly painting to pregnant women. I also wrote an inspirational book called "Heart of a Mompreneur"that highlights the stories of myself and 11 other Mompreneurs. It will be available on April 10 and can be purchased at www.arleighhatcher.com
4.)What are your passions outside of nursing?
"My plans outside of nursing are to continue to grow my companies and help educate as many people as possible in my community. I want to focus on connecting with other entrepreneurs and start my dream of being a motivational speaker."
5.) Where do you see yourself, within the nursing profession, in 5 years?
"In 5 years, I plan to have franchised Heart to Heart Career Training Center in an effort to resolve the severe shortage of healthcare workers nationwide. I will also be at a place where my motivational speaking and books allow me to spend the majority of my time with my family.
6.) What are you most proud of/biggest accomplishment(s)?
"My biggest accomplishment, thats a hard question... Outside of being a Mom, I would say becoming a Registered Nurse has been my biggest accomplishment. I feel that nursing has allowed me to impact patient lives (while I was working on the floor) and help the community by providing them with quality healthcare workers."
7.) If you were not a nurse what would your career be?
"If I were not a nurse, I'm positive that I would still be an entrepreneur of some sort. I would be in a business that allowed me to teach and inspire others."
8.) List all social media accounts and
contact info for anyone who may want to contact you:
Facebook: Arleigh Hatcher, RN
UPDATE: **** ARLEIGH HAS NOW STARTED OFFERING THE BLS INSTRUCTOR COURSE AND PLANS TO TRAVEL TO DIFFERENT CITIES TO OFFER THE COURSE!***
THANK YOU, ARLEIGH FOR YOUR CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO THE PROFESSION OF NURSING AND ALL THAT YOU ARE DOING TO CONNECT THE COMMUNITY AND HEALTHCARE!
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