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10
GR ADUAT I ON
Never Too
Late to Learn
By Dana Brandorff
W
hen Jasmin Valdez Eastman
was five years old, she told
her family she wanted to be
a " baby doc. " As a first grader, she
checked out all the birthing books
at her school library. For her high
school senior project, she compared
midwifery versus obstetric care. " I
guess you could say, I've always been
obsessed with pregnancy and birth, "
says Eastman.
For Eastman, studying did not
come naturally, and she struggled
with writing papers. " I never quite
believed I could handle the rigor
of college. So, I did little things instead. "
She became a birth doula and
helped support mothers during labor
and delivery. But being " on-call " and
juggling a full-time job and family
was challenging.
Jasmin Eastman is ready
to graduate and take the
next step in her career
Then after working for a while and
giving birth to her first child, she decided
to go back to school and obtain
her pre-requisites for nursing. She
earned her associate degree through
Arapahoe Community College and
was hired as a registered nurse at
Rose Medical Center in the Labor
and Delivery unit. " When I went
back to school, I was surprised I
could be a good student. I learned
I had a passion for the subject. "
Maybe it was life experience; being
a parent and volunteering as a doula.
Who knows what it was, but this
time was different.
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