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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Q&A with Jinna Lisenbe, a nurse at PCRMC

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  • Name: Jinna Lisenbe.
    Age: 28.
    Hometown: Rolla.
    Education: Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) from East Central College, Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) from Central Methodist University and Master of Science Nursing (MSN) from Saint Louis University and ANCC certified as adult-geriatric primary care Nurse Practitioner.
    Family: Husband, Rick Lisenbe; stepdaughter, Abrianna Lisenbe; parents, LaDel Campbell and Steve Nash; and siblings, Jarek, Bryer and Kari Nash.
    Hobbies/other interests: I love to travel, be outdoors, read, and stay active with sports/exercise.
    How many years have you been a nurse: Registered Nurse since 2010 and Nurse Practitioner since 2013.
    Why did you decide to become a nurse? I think the medical field is fascinating. I love that nursing encompasses my desire to be a lifelong learner and to serve others.  
    Were/are you inspired by any other nurses? Pati Cox, RN, was my initial inspiration to pursue nursing. I knew I wanted to go into health care but was not set on nursing. I took a nutrition course at ECC and she was the instructor. She was so passionate about nursing, I knew it was something I would love also. Since that time there have been many wonderful nurses at PCRMC who have positively influenced my career and development as a nurse and a Nurse Practitioner.
    What is the best part of your job? The people I get to interact with are without a doubt the best part of my job. Patients become friends and coworkers become family. They make me excited to go to work every day.
    What is something people may not know about your job? Every day is a new challenge and a new reward. It can be physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting some days, but every day is worth it.
    What advice would you give to people who may be considering going into nursing? Shadow or spend some time with someone who loves being a nurse. Nursing can mean so many different things. Hospital or clinic, adult or pediatric, labor and delivery or hospice—find what you love and be passionate about it.

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