After years of witnessing abuse in her childhood household, resulting in poor academic performance, Shauna escaped her situation by migrating to the United States where she was able to earn her GED. Despite this, she soon found herself in another abusive relationship and after escaping it, she and her children were left homeless. She was able to secure a job as a security officer working part-time which allowed her to enroll in college to pursue her true passion – helping those in need. Shauna is now a registered nurse at Bellevue Hospital on the Medical Surgical Unit and currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree. Even while working to support her children and attending school, Shauna volunteers for New York Cares where she delivers meals to homebound seniors. Her ultimate goal is to become a Nurse Practitioner and help children who are abused or struggling with learning disabilities.

 

“This can be added. That I am now a registered nurse at Bellevue Hospital on the Medical Surgical Unit and currently pursuing my Bachelors.” – Shauna Yetman