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Graduate Returns to National to Expand Her Skill Set



Nov 13, 2015

After retiring from her job working as an administrative assistant for the state of Tennessee,  Jane Shelbourne enrolled in the medical office assistant program at the National College Madison Campus to help her launch a second career in the medical field. “I just wanted a change and to try to find something that I could do in my latter years of life,” she explained.

“I was encouraged by my health care director to try another program that would assist and benefit me with what I had already accomplished.”

She graduated from her program in May and was hired by Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt where she works on the pediatric medicine acute care and epilepsy unit as a medical receptionist. 

Her work on the unit, as well as the encouragement that she received from Madison Campus director of health science education Sherry Graham, inspired Jane to continue her education by enrolling in the medical office professional program. This will expand her skill set, including adding basic patient care skills which will allow her the flexibility to work in both the administrative and the clinical side of a medical facility.

“After traveling this path this past May and completing my program, I was encouraged by my health care director to try another program that would assist and benefit me with what I had already accomplished,” Jane stated. “After serious consideration, I decided to take her advice and jump on the band wagon once again. After a few classes, I then began to get stressed, and felt like throwing up my hands, throwing in the towel, and giving up. But after constantly being encouraged and pushed by Ms. Graham, I stuck with it, and now I am pleased to say that I am on the way to passing this term. I just want to say, ‘Thank you, Ms. Graham, for caring.’”

A- Jane Shelbourne enrolled at the National College Madison Campus to help her find a new career in the medical field after retiring from the State of Tennessee.

B- After graduating from the medical office assistant program in May, Jane has returned to National College to continue her education in the medical office professional program, in order to expand her skill set.

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