See below for our Q&A with Allied Health Instructor, Marrissa Eicher!
What is your educational background? I received my Practical Nursing diploma from PIHT. I had attended other colleges in the past but never felt I fit in. When I came to PIHT I knew this is where I was meant to be.
What are some of your prior work experiences? After graduation from the PN program I worked at a few different healthcare facilities such as, Henry Clay Villa, William Penn Personal Care, Continuum Pediatrics, and Mountain State Dermatology. I enjoyed all the locations I had worked but had wanted to teach since I was a student at PIHT.
What is your current role at PIHT? Allied Health Instructor.
Why did you choose to work at PIHT? As a student in the PN program, I had always helped my classmates with understanding material. I realized I could explain the information in a way they understood and that inspired me to teach. Returning to PIHT to fulfill that goal has been such a rewarding experience.
What is your favorite part of working for PIHT? Watching students succeed and knowing I was able to help them along their journey is very fulfilling. I love being able to share my knowledge with students who have similar passions and goals.
What or who motivates you? My children. I want to set good examples for them and show them anything is possible if they set goals for themselves and follow their dreams.
What is your idea of a perfect day? I would say there isn’t a such thing as a perfect day however, I would think waking up at the beach would be pretty close. Also, seeing the student’s eyes light up when they figured it out. Graduation ceremonies looking out in the crowd at the students and their faces showing accomplishment knowing that I was part of that. Such a rewarding experience and a proud moment for me.
What is the best book you ever read and why? I really enjoyed The Great Gatsby. I just love the time period it is set in and the pursuit of the American dream. Even though the time period has changed from then to now, peoples’ desire to come to America for the “American Dream” has never changed.
What are you most proud of? My children. It is rewarding to have that unconditional love.
What are your long term career goals? My dream has always been to be a Nurse Practitioner. I am beginning to work toward that goal and hopefully I will succeed in the future!
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