October 21, 2021

Economic Backbone - Nursing

Florida nurse Ashley DeShields call to duty

Art Levy | 10/28/2020

From the time she was a child, Ashley DeShields had a vague sense that she would choose a profession that would enable her to help people. She was in her 30s, though, when she realized that meant a career in nursing.

“My mom was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer, and I watched her go through a bilateral mastectomy and all the treatments,” DeShields says. “Seeing the role of the nurses, how they interacted with my mom and with us, the family, I felt like they were superheroes in so many ways. That was my ‘aha’ moment. I wanted to be that person for somebody else.”

This story also features expert opinions, business briefs and people in the news: SouthWestern State College


Want to read the whole article?
Select from the following options:

Tags: Healthcare, Feature


Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

How Lake Eola’s swans became a symbol of Orlando
How Lake Eola’s swans became a symbol of Orlando

The origin of the Lake Eola swans can be traced back to over one hundred years ago and their lineage includes one really bad bird.


Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Do you think patients should have better access to their medical records?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Other (Please share your comments in the comment section below)

See Results

Florida Trend Media Company
490 1st Ave S
St Petersburg, FL 33701

© Copyright 2021 Trend Magazines Inc. All rights reserved.