Its NurseParker was created as an outlet
to freely speak my truths.
Along with providing an outlet for other nurses
to come and gain insight on taboo context that most people aren’t willing to share.
Meet Nurse Parker
Shavon Parker is the official handle, but most of you may know me as Nurse parker. I was born and raised on the Westside of Philadelphia and
I have been an LPN for 7 years. My nursing journey to becoming a nurse started back when I was a Medical assistant working for Drexel University OB/GYN. My inner being exudes the need to help others and although my journey wasn’t the traditional one It was the way that made sense for me. I went to medical assistant school after I graduated High school.
I knew that my path was going to be different, but I also knew that through God all things are possible. I stayed a Medical assistant for 5 years before I decided to go back to school. Being a single mother, providing for my daughter was my top priority so going to school and
not working was not an option for me. I enrolled into Lincoln Technical Institutes LPN night program while I worked as a medical assistant
during the day. I graduated and started working as an LPN at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Although I loved working with children working in the hospital had become a tab bit overbearing to my time, so I decided to change paths, and, in that change, I fell in love with Home Care. I appreciated the flexible hours and the time it afforded me to spend with my daughter. Along the way of becoming NurseParker,
I obtained my Associates degree in Applied Sciences through Community College of Philadelphia.
Being an LPN working in the Homecare field I quickly found my drive-in nursing. I shifted my thinking from working for someone to working for myself and those thoughts planted seeds I didn’t see coming. I became an Independent Contractor for an agency in Philadelphia. I quickly shifted my thinking from employee to employer, so I birthed CodeRed Healthcare Services. CodeRed is a healthcare company located in PA that provides not only homecare services but classes that teaches other nurses how to trust in their skills enough to become independent contractors.
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This new journey along with state regulations resurfaced my dreams of becoming an RN, so I went back to school. I attended and graduated from Jersey College School of nursing with an associate degree as an RN.
So why does my title still say LPN? Well, although I graduated from the program, I failed my exit 4 times ☹ and since there is no sitting for your boards without passing your exit…. Well you get the rest! However, I am a firm believer that God’s timing is the right timing and in the moment of “sitting still” I was able to birth “It’s NurseParker” Here you will find out
who NurseParker really is! Journey with me and find out how I manage to work, run a business, go to school, be a single mother, and have somewhat of a social life. My vision is that, It’s NurseParker becomes a platform for all nurses to come and escape from all the adversities we face on a day to day basis. I want to broadcast that it's ok to FAIL… that doesn’t make you a FAILURE. Transparency with my audience is key for me.
“There’s Struggle in The Journey, But it's Worth It”.
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