Case Study 4

Municipal Health Department Leadership Inside Out

Ted Kross

Experience, education, and training in one's personal life as well as professional career can bridge many gaps in one's quest through a life span. I entered into my nursing life in 1979 at the age of eighteen when I began school at Pittston School of Nursing in Pittston, Pennsylvania. The three-year diploma program had an emphasis on hands-on training in a hospital or other clinical environment enriched with classroom education. My grandmother and parents persuaded me in this direction due to my inherent ability to communicate with and help people. I was told, “No one could ever take your education away from you.” Uncertain if I would succeed, I forged through many uncomfortable ...

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