Spotlight on Helen Hernandez

TCC Graduate Helen Hernandez Thanks TCC for Nursing Her Education.

Helen HernandezCareer In Need of Critical Care

Helen Hernandez tried her hand at many jobs, including working in a technology factory. But by the mid ‘80s her field was drying up. She decided to launch a career change by taking classes at Tarrant County College.

Hernandez, featured in the latest issue of Projection, needed a fresh start and a chance to build her confidence for returning to the classroom. “I couldn’t have done it without TCC,” Hernandez recalls. “I knew I needed an environment where I could get more personal attention and help with my academic life.”

It turned out that Hernandez had a passion for science, and going to TCC was the booster shot she needed to jumpstart a lifelong career in nursing. Hernandez works at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital as a supervisor in the medical surgical unit.

Degree/Career Infectious Among Sisters

When Hernandez graduated from TCC with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1994, she had no idea that her sister would soon follow her footsteps. With nursing degree in hand, Hernandez was focused on her job in the health-care field.

But when her older sister, Kathy Wynn, decided to make a career change too, it was Hernandez’ job satisfaction that inspired Wynn to switch from business to nursing. Wynn graduated from TCC two years after Hernandez with her Associate of Arts Degree in Nursing.

TCC Therapy

As Hernandez celebrates her 19th year at Texas Health Arlington, she marvels at finally having a lifelong career. Hernandez vows to keep learning and regularly looks for opportunities to take continuing education classes at TCC.

By Pamela Smith