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Jill’s Journey: Finding Purpose and a New Career in Nursing

By Rossella A. and Erin G.

Jill overcame obstacles and found a new path in life, all while committed to helping others. In December 2021, Jill’s life took a big turn when she lost her mom to lung cancer.

She used to run a home staging company but had to shut it down to take care of her mom full-time. She saw a lot of what goes on in hospitals while caring for her mom. One thing that stood out was seeing people alone at appointments, waiting for transportation, with no one to support them.

Her mom suggested she think about working in healthcare since she was always interested in it. She decided to try it and started her training. Seeing her mom receive blood transfusions pushed her to take the leap and enter the phlebotomy program. As her mom’s health got worse, she learned more from the nurses who visited their home, even picking up skills like fixing IVs. This made her feel fulfilled.

With support from programs like Careerlink and JEVS EduConnect, she overcame financial obstacles and started her journey towards becoming a nurse. Despite challenges, she stayed focused and then passed the state exam, earning the highest score in her class.

Her hard work paid off when she was offered positions at Penn and Jefferson Einstein, which are top hospitals in Philadelphia. She accepted a job at Jefferson in the emergency department and plans to pursue additional certifications. She is proud that her daughters have seen what she has achieved. Now, Jill volunteers with JEVS to help other students, and Jill’s oldest daughter is in the EduConnect program, too!

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October 2023 Skills Training Opportunities at JEVS 

By Jade A. Daniels


Are you interested in gaining a skill or earning a certification this fall? Do you want to get free resources to help you land a career? 

JEVS Human Services (JEVS) has healthcare courses beginning this month and a variety of free career workshops to help you achieve your education and career goals. Upcoming courses and workshops include: 

Healthcare & IT Courses 

Phlebotomy offered by JEVS EduConnect 

Clinical Medical Assistant offered by JEVS EduConnect 

CompTia A+ offered by JEVS EduConnect 

Career Workshops 

Getting Mature Jobseekers Back to Work offered by JEVS Career Solutions for 55+ 

Looking for a Career in Healthcare or IT offered by JEVS EduConnect 

A New Career is Waiting for You offered by JEVS EduConnect    

How to Ace Your Job Interview offered by JEVS Career Strategies 

Tricks of the Trade to Get Your Resume Noticed offered by JEVS Career Strategies 


View our full list of October career workshops by clicking this link. 

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