Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexis Simpson.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
It started in High School when I decided to break my family’s generational curse. I went to Delaware State to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Almost at the finish line, about two months before Graduation, I was a victim to gun violence right in Baltimore City. My teachers and school administrators wanted me to forfeit the semester and push my graduation date back. I did all I could to continue the race on time! After being set back twice, I could not afford to push my graduation date back. I was able to push myself and prove to everyone that I was still fit to complete the semester! December 2018, I successfully completed the program after facing and overcoming so many hardships in my college career. After graduating, I decided to work in the emergency room in Baltimore city to make a difference in the same community that I was a victim too.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Not at all. I attended an HBCU where teachers told me I wouldn’t make it through the nursing program or nursing may not be a good option for me. The reason why I attended an HBCU is to feel a sense of belonging, appreciation and to be inspired by black excellence and professionalism. Nursing is viewed as to be trusted profession but it’s so divided and sometimes hospitals or administration does not have you or the patients best interested that’s an everyday challenge.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am a REGISTERED NURSE in the emergency room. I specialize in trauma. I worked at a variety of hospitals including Sinai, University of Maryland and now I am a travel nurse. I am known for teaching medical courses from phlebotomy to medication administration. I am most proud of myself for believing in me and never giving up even when the temptation to stop or choose a different career path always creeped on my mind. I am different in many ways- I am passionate and I do not take no for an answer. I always make a way out of no way and that is what makes me, me!
- Certified Medicine Aid – $175.00
- Phlebotomy – $600.00
- FIRST AID/CPR – $100.00
- Medication Administration – $100.00
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