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From Bootcamp to Bedsides

U.S. Army Veteran Juliet Ramos
U.S. Army Veteran Juliet Ramos.

Service for her country did not stop for U.S. Army Veteran Juliet Ramos once her enlistment was up. Juliet’s journey from a military Medical Laboratory Specialist to a Registered Nurse is a story of dedication, perseverance, and an unwavering commitment to serving fellow Veterans.

Her transition from the U.S. Army to healthcare wasn't just a career change; it was, in her words, "a continuation of my deep-rooted desire to make a difference in the lives of those who served our country."

Explaining her motivation to serve, Juliet said, "I was inspired to become a part of something bigger than myself and to be the first in my family to serve my country." This same spirit propelled her towards a career in nursing, driven by the skills she acquired as a Medical Lab Specialist from her service days.

In the Post Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program (PB-RNR) Juliet and her fellow nurse student colleagues learn proper, up-to-date nursing techniques and skills to strengthen knowledge and tailored care for Veteran patients and their families.

Her experiences in the program has not only honed her professional skills but have also deepened her understanding towards those she serves. Reflecting on her U.S. Army experience, Juliet stated, "One lesson I learned while serving that definitely stuck with me is that no task is too small to complete."

The lesson of "no task is too small," also known as "area beautification" to the U.S. Army, has been a guiding principle in her approach to healthcare.

Her pride in serving her country has seamlessly transitioned into pride in serving her fellow Veterans in healthcare.

In her approach to patient care, the aspiring VA Nurse student stated, "Being a Veteran influences my approach to patient care, especially when treating my brothers and sisters because of my first-hand experiences being in the service. My journey from the U.S. Army to a Nurse has shaped my perspective on service and healthcare in that they are both equal in providing a service for others."

Juliet’s story is more than just a career transition; it's an enduring commitment to service.

Her journey from the U.S. Army to a career in nursing is a powerful reminder of the impact one person can make in the lives of many, serving as an inspiration for Veterans and healthcare professionals alike.

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