Choi Chung, RPh, BSc Pharm
One of our core values is helping patients make informed decisions through health promotion and education. One of our aims with this interview series is bringing awareness to the different healthcare professionals and health advocates around the world and how they’re actively involved in bettering the lives of others!
We had the opportunity to interview Chelsea, a soon-to-be nurse completing her schooling through the Chamberlain College of Nursing, and the founder of Living in Scrubs. Check out the interview below as she speaks more about her profession and how she’s actively involved in health advocacy!
#1 First off, thank you for agreeing to be interviewed Chelsea. Tell us a bit about yourself!
I am a native of Columbia, South Carolina, but am now a resident of Atlanta, Georgia. I am a graduate of Clemson University, where I obtained a degree in biological sciences with an emphasis in pharmacy. I always thought nursing was “blood and guts”, so I thought, “hey, I’ll be a pharmacist”. Life happens, and the plan changed, so now I’m a wrapping up my 2nd degree, which is in nursing.
#2 As someone who will be graduating into an ICU nursing position, with ambitions to go into the anesthesiology program, what kind of mindset and expectations do you have as you enter these two fields?
Upon graduation, I plan to work in the ICU. I like that it is a really challenging field of nursing; there is a lot of attention to detail, and this challenge really allows for growth as a nurse. You are given the task of helping a critically ill patient get better, and they will get better. It starts with having a positive mindset and being passionate about what you’re doing.
#3 What was it that ignited your passion for nursing?
Well, as I previously mentioned, I never saw myself being a nurse when I graduated high school and entered college in 2012. It was actually during my time at Clemson that I suffered from a 3rd degree burn. It was very scary and extremely traumatic for me, but it was that event that changed my life for the better. I have always loved helping people, and I felt like I finally found my calling. It was the nurses who took great care of me, who really helped me gain confidence, and truly formed a bond with me that I will never forget. I had to have multiple surgeries, including a skin graft, but I walked out with a smile every time.
#4 What is one of the top pieces of health advice you’d like to share with the public?
We only get one body, so it is very important to take care of it. We are responsible for change within ourselves, and what we put in is what we get out. Eat healthy, excerise regularly, and laugh often are my biggest healthcare tips.
#5 Where can our audience reach you if they are interested in your brand or have any further questions for you?
I hope you enjoyed getting to know a little bit about me. Feel free to keep up with my nursing journey at livinginscrubsbychels on Instagram! Until next time… 🙂