Recent grad inspired to earn advanced nursing degree after serving in Africa

The Sequim Gazette, a Washington-based news source, published an interview with town resident Hailey Fox, an individual who recently returned to the Pacific Northwest after spending two years in Africa with the Peace Corps.

According to the media outlet, Fox chose to join the service organization following her graduation from a bachelor of arts program at a Washington-based university. Knowing she wanted to help people, but unsure as to exactly what direction to go in for her career, Fox elected to travel to Cameroon to work with deaf and disabled children.

As a result of working in a healthcare center for impoverished children, Fox states that she was inspired to pursue her Master of Science in Nursing degree and become a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist or nurse-midwife.

"I got really interested in neonatal health and preventive health," she told the news source. "I really enjoyed the interactive side of the job, seeing a whole different set of needs."

Prior to beginning her advanced nursing degree at a Washington-based university, Fox plans to travel to the Philippines to work as a deaf advocate. According to the NP Journal, it is very important for nurse practitioners to be able to understand how to work with patients who suffer from hearing disabilities. 

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