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Busy Working Mom & Military Veteran Starts New Career in Women’s Healthcare

May 17, 2023

Adrienne Navarro was an Allied Health major at DVC, struggling to return to school as a busy working mother with a four-month-old. But her drive to return to school came from a need and desire to create a better quality of life for her family.

As a military veteran, she decided to use her GI Bill to advance her career from an LVN to an RN and pursue her passion to have a career in women's healthcare. 

She credits her DVC instructors for helping her face mental barriers to success and for sticking with her every step of the way. She also could not have completed her degree at DVC without the support of the Early Childhood Education program which provided childcare so she could complete her studies. 

Adrienne NavarroAlthough the road back to school had its challenges, Adrienne persevered and is now working in an OBGYN office seeing patients while attending Duke University with a goal of completing her doctorate of nursing. 

"I had been an LVN for almost 10 years and knew someday I wanted to become an RN. Now as a board-certified woman's health NP, I am able to take care of my patients the way I would treat my family." 

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