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Embracing Challenges and Finding Fulfillment in Healthcare

Rayisha Moore
Rayisha Moore

Herzing Alumni

Alumni Spotlight

Rayisha Moore currently serves as an active Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) specializing in end-of-life care, but her journey has taken her from student to caregiver to a seasoned and respected leader. Her story is one that others can follow and serves as an example of what is possible when you are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others.

Embracing a Dynamic Role in Healthcare

Rayisha's role as an LPN spans a variety of duties, from delivering hands-on care to advocating for residents in assisted living and community-based residential settings. Her typical day involves traveling to different facilities, where she offers compassionate support to patients and their families during vulnerable moments.

While Rayisha values her role as a supervisor for its ability to mentor others in their career growth, her true passion lies in direct patient care. Her expertise has led to requests from facilities and residents. Her skills have gotten her to this place and have helped her recognize the profound impact she has on their lives.

"Being requested by facilities and residents isn't just about recognition," she explained. "It's a reminder of the profound impact we can have in providing comfort and dignity to those in their final stages of life."

Triumph Over Adversity: A Testimony to Resilience

Rayisha's journey to success has not been without its challenges. During her final year of clinicals, she faced numerous obstacles, including personal struggles and setbacks. However, with the unwavering support of Herzing University's faculty and staff, Rayisha found the strength to push forward, knowing that her determination would pave the way for a brighter future for herself and be a lesson for her children to take with them — reminders of how their mother fought and persevered past every stumbling block.

"The support I received from the staff at Herzing University during my toughest moments reinforced my determination to succeed, not just for myself, but to set an example of resilience for my children," reflected Moore. "My teachers taught me this just like this, you know, so a lot of my skills came from the amazing teachers that I had."

Future Goals: Pursuing Excellence and Lifelong Learning

Rayisha's commitment to her education, coupled with her unwavering dedication to her children, exemplifies the profound impact that higher learning can have on individuals and their families.

Looking ahead, Rayisha is poised to embark on a new chapter in her educational journey. With plans to return to Herzing University in 2025 and continue her degree program with the ultimate goal of becoming a doctor.

Advice for Future Healthcare Professionals

Through her dedication to lifelong learning and her steadfast determination to overcome obstacles, Rayisha continues to inspire others to pursue their dreams and make a lasting impact in the field of healthcare. She emphasizes the importance of understanding that everyone learns differently and encourages students to embrace their unique learning styles.

“Take notes in ways that make sense to you, digest material using whatever methods work for you, and remember that Herzing staff are your greatest advocates and resources,” Rayisha suggested.

Rayisha's advice to future healthcare professionals speaks volumes about her character and experience. By encouraging others to embrace their unique learning styles and lean on their support systems, she embodies the spirit of mentorship that defines the healthcare community. Her dedication to her patients, her family, and her personal growth serves as a shining example of the difference that one person can make in the world.

Above all, Rayisha highlights the transformative power of perseverance, reminding students that challenges are opportunities for growth and self-discovery. By remaining resilient in the face of adversity and staying true to their passions, aspiring healthcare professionals can chart a course toward a fulfilling and impactful career in healthcare.

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