Student Success Story
Submitted By: Riverside County Office of Education CTE
Chen’s husband had lost his job as an engineer, and the family’s finances were dwindling rapidly. Chen had been a stay-at-home mother to their four-year-old son, but she now needed to bring in some income for her family.
After enrolling in a nursing assistant class, she discovered she liked the medical field and wanted to move forward with learning about careers in nursing. Chen talked with her teacher about the differences between the nursing assistant program and the licensed vocational nurse (LVN) program. After exploring career options, she enrolled in the LVN program at Beaumont Adult School.
Chen is currently in her first semester of the LVN program and doing well. She works two days per week at a health care center and attends classes for the LVN program part time.