National Nurse’s Month Profile – Cheryl Coleman
Cheryl Coleman works for WelbeHealth corporate as the nurse educator for all our centers, training our nurses with the skills needed to help our seniors live more independent lives in their homes and communities. Her current role aligns with what she wanted to be when she grew up – a teacher. She also wanted to explore life in other countries and her path to becoming a nurse was influenced by this desire. “I sold medical supplies and wanted to live outside of the USA, “she stated. “My nurse customers all told me to become a nurse so that I would be marketable in other countries.” After becoming a nurse, she rose through the ranks to manage a team. “I managed a team of 15 nurses in the West Region who taught patients how to give themselves injections at home.”
Cheryl’s desire to serve and teach is what drives her. “Helping people inside and outside of the medical center is my biggest motivator. I also love to learn new things and share what I learn with others.”
Determination is the key attribute to the advice she would to her younger self. “You can be whatever you want to be, so never let anyone tell you differently. Always strive to do what you love and be your best. Therefore you will always go home feeling fulfilled.”
To learn more about the PACE services that Cheryl and other care team members compassionately provide our participants, click here.