WCIU Celebrates Nurses Week with Alumnus Mauricio Pineda
Alumnus Mauricio Pineda ’15, was featured in a segment on WCIU’s The Jam about his journey to becoming a nurse. Born in Guatemala, he migrated to the U.S. at nine years old and quickly acclimated to his new life. He was pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, but after an incident landed him in the Emergency Room, he took note of the great care his nurse provided him and two days later he changed his career path altogether. After graduating from Resurrection University’s College of Nursing in December 2015 he became an ER nurse.
Pineda embraces his role as a male in a female dominated industry and encourages other men to go for it. His advice to anyone considering the next step in their career, “As long as you focus on that goal and set your timeline, sit down and tell yourself you can do it, you’re able to achieve anything in the world.”
Mauricio continues to Inspire. Innovate. Influence.