HPOP Success Story: Debbie Miller

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Personal Story

“HPOP has allowed me, a single mother of two, to go back to the profession that I love. I had been out of the field of nursing for eleven years while I was raising my children and working from home earning just above minimum wage. HPOP afforded me the opportunity to take a refresher course to get my nursing license back. HPOP is much more than just a monetary service. My HPOP case manager, Chloe, supported and encouraged me every step of the way and ensured I had what I needed to be successful and was a vital part of this process. I was able to find work at a local hospital before I had even completed the course with the help of Jen, HPOP's job developer. HPOP did not just cut me a check and wish me luck, rather they supported me through the entire process. Today I earn more than double what I was making prior to going back to nursing but more importantly, I have a sense of self worth that being a nurse gives me. HPOP represents more than just money to me; it represents opportunity, and a promising future. It has made and will continue to make an invaluable difference in the life of me and my children.”

Training Program

Debbie had obtained her Licensed Practical Nursing diploma from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in Nashua, NH and then received an Associates Degree in Nursing from Rivier College, also in Nashua. When she started a family, Debbie decided to be a stay-at-home mom and let her RN license lapse. Upon attempting to reenter the workforce, Debbie found she would have to attend a nursing refresher course to update her skills and competencies. She attended a refresher course through John Mason Institute in Merrimack.

Position Description

In her role as a nurse, Debbie assesses patient health problems and needs, develops and implements nursing care plans, and maintains medical records. She administers nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients in a hospital setting.