Training: 1/18/2022- 12/16/2022
Hired: 1/3/2023 Covenant Children Hospital
Hello, my name is Erin Tienda. I recently graduated from Covenant School of Nursing. My mom is a nurse and I have always dreamed of following in her footsteps…
Hello, my name is Erin Tienda. I recently graduated from Covenant School of Nursing. My mom is a nurse and I have always dreamed of following in her footsteps, and my dad is a mailman. I also have three sisters. All my life my parents have worked extremely hard to give us as many opportunities as possible. While I was in nursing school I moved out of my parents house and lived with roommates, so that I could be closer to school as well as my job. I worked Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nearly every week to help pay rent and save for school. It was very hard to have to worry about class, studying, and paying my bills. My parents tried to help me out as much as possible, but they were limited because my older sister and both of my younger sisters were both in college as well. This put a lot of pressure and stress on me to help pay for my school. It was a very stressful time when I applied for the WIOA program. I was beyond thrilled and relived when I found out that I had gotten accepted. It was this huge weight lifted off my shoulders and my parents. The program has helped pay for my tuition, help me get uniform in school, and for my job after graduation. They have helped me graduate nursing school with no loans or debt. I could not be more thankful for the program, and my case managers who have helped take care of me through this whole process. I started my job at Covenant and passed the NCLEX this past month. I am currently working in the Pediatric Emergency Room. Without the WIOA program I would be in debt and stressed about juggling school and work. I hope that I am able to help as many people as possible in my nursing career.