An assistant care planning associate at an assisted living facility in Texas said she has “no plans” for her career and plans to “go off the grid” after she finishes her nursing career.
Alyssa Gonzalez, 42, said she worked as a nursing assistant at the St. Vincent de Paul facility in Plano for two years, but the plans were never implemented.
Gonzalez, who is from Dallas, said her company provided health care services to seniors, who were in their final years of life and living on the edge of homelessness.
She said she decided to work with a nurse aide and a nurse planner in a nursing home and said she could not be happier with her work.
“It was a good decision,” she said.
“We were able to save money on our insurance premiums and it paid off.
It was just a great experience.”
Gonzalez said she left nursing after she finished her nursing training at the facility in April 2017 and was able to transition into her role at a nursing facility.
“I really feel like I can do anything,” she told The Wall St. Journal.
“My experience has been great.”
She said her boss, who asked that she not be named because she is a patient, said it was a great decision to leave nursing.
Gonzalez said her new role as a nurse associate has given her the opportunity to make her own decisions about her future.
“For the last year, I’ve been working on my career,” she added.
“The biggest thing is that I have a goal.
I want to be successful in this field.”
Alyssas Gonzalez plans to leave the nursing profession after her nursing degree and move into a nursing job.
She says she is not worried about her ability to care for herself because she has a good job.
“Being a nurse is a great job,” she explained.
“As long as I get paid, I have no plans.”
She added that her experience has helped her to find a new career and has provided her with “a great network of friends.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.