As her family eventually grew to five children, Jessica Perry, a critical care RN in the ICU, decided to step back from her career to be with them; however, she always planned to return to the field.
With a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and years of medical experience, she decided to pursue a Certified Tumor Registrar certification.
“I actually found out about the field when I was looking to return to nursing,” Jessica shared. “I came across a job posting for a CTR which actually outlined the duties, and I was immediately interested in learning more,” Jessica shared.
So, Jessica completed her certification and then COVID hit.
Jessica has thoroughly enjoyed her time in the program. She noted, “Heather Donohue gives an intensive classroom experience. She breaks everything down, answers all of my questions, and really empowers me to provide quality abstracts.”
“The support from my project manager and quality control manager has been instrumental to my growth as an intern,” continued Jessica.
She also recognizes the doors that experience as a CTR has and will continue to open for her. “The professional growth at Registry Partners in the CTR Internship Program for former nurses is absolutely incredible.”
For a former ICU nurse and loving mother, there is no better feeling than being able to continue to care for others.
And Jessica is not the only one excited about her career transition. “My high schooler has been inspired by my new career path and is always asking me questions. It’s such a huge benefit to be able to share my career with my kids because I can work from home—and they see the impact I’m making in the lives of others.”