Though she originally decided to become an accountant during college, Breanne Ward soon realized she would rather be in a field where she could work more closely with people. She chose nursing because she wanted the opportunity to physically care for others. Ms. Ward was accepted as a nursing student in Jefferson’s Full-time Accelerated Coursework Track (FACT) program, during which time she discovered an interest in community health through both her non-hospital clinical experiences and volunteering with Jeff HEALTH (Helping East Africa Link To Health). After working in the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and completing her Master’s in Community Systems Administration in 2012, she joined Nurse Family Partnership (NFP), a maternal health home visit program. She is currently a supervisor at NFP where she helps support eight Nurse-Home Visitors.
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Oral history was edited by Kelsey Duinkerken, February 2016
Interview was conducted by Kelsey Duinkerken with Breanne Ward on January 27, 2016
Ward, Breanne and Duinkerken, Kelsey, "Breanne Ward" (2016). Jefferson Nursing Oral Histories. 13.