Before Ann Alexander retired after 43 years as a nurse, she and Beth Ann Bremer were coworkers at Lexington Pediatric Practice. Outside of their passion for helping others, the two shared a bond as mother and daughter. Ann worked in pediatrics most of her career as an APRN and is now enjoying retirement. Beth Ann is a little over a decade into her nursing career and works as an NP in a family clinic.
A warm welcome to nursing
Beth Ann: I specifically remember the day I decided to change my major from Mathematics to Nursing. I nervously called mom to tell her my decision to change majors. I was warmly greeted with excitement, and I knew then this was the right decision.
Ann: The best part about my daughter and I being nurses is that we are both APRNs! We instantly have a peer to discuss health care issues with and share our thoughts and knowledge. And as we have discovered, every family needs a nurse!
Beth Ann: Throughout the years, we will call each other to bounce ideas off one another. We even enjoy attending continuing education conferences together!
Ann: I believe that children of nurses see in the parent the rewards of helping, caring for, and comforting others. I chose nursing because of observing and admiring my mom's sister, a public health nurse.