Bethany Dixon - VCHS Graduate 2006
Career: Certified Nurse Practitioner
My Mission Possible: I have always found great joy in helping others, so naturally I was drawn to the health care field. Right after high school, I attended University of Rio Grande and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. While working as a bedside nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, I decided it was time to further my education. I then earned my Certified Nurse Practitioner/Masters of Science in Nursing from Ohio University. I am currently working in the Urgent Care Department and The Uptown Clinic in Athens. I find my job extremely rewarding, and receive such satisfaction in helping people heal.
My words of advice: Make a list of careers that interest you; choosing a career that provides personal satisfaction is so important. Then, shadow people in your field of interest. This will give you an idea of what a day in this career may look like. Talk with your guidance counselors, parents, and mentors about available programs that suit your interests. There will certainly be challenges along the way, but with hard work you can achieve your dream!