February 23, 2021 – I came to Santa Fe College from South Florida to get my CNA license. I’ve been in the nursing field on and off for 20 years and I currently work as a home health aide. I’m a single mom of two kids and I knew the CNA pay would make a big difference in my life. It’s not always been easy, but my kids are my motivation. Keeping them going is what keeps me going.
I work with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and it’s hard right now with COVID. Sometimes I’m the only person they see so I try to be their little ray of sunshine, you know? So many residents’ family members have my cell phone and they call and want to talk with their family member. It’s just what we do – taking care of our patients is just instinctive. I don’t want anybody to feel like they’re being ignored.
I’m 38 and I’m sitting here thinking “God, is too late for me to go to college?” But it is never too late. It’s never too late to do it. If you have a strong support system, go for it. Don’t give up, don’t get discouraged. You’re gonna have setbacks, but go ahead and go through it.
- Morticia Triplett, SF Nursing Assistant student
The Nursing Assistant program is accepting new students for Spring B, which starts March 1. Tuition assistance is available for this fast-track program. Visit sfcollege.edu/rapid for more information