Fount Hankle is a registered nurse in Chicago, working in oncology. Fount began nursing school at the age of 48 while working full time in law enforcement. With over 25 years of service, Fount has held distinguished positions as special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Air Force – Office of Special Investigations, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He also was employed as a Deputy U.S. Marshal.
Rolling out spoke to Fount about his decision to pursue nursing as well as attending Resurrection University.
How did you determine your career path?
I determined my career path because I have always been interested in helping people. After a satisfying 25-year career in federal law enforcement, I was looking for a second career that would afford me the opportunity to interact with people on a daily basis, which led me to nursing.
What kind of stories make you proud to be a nurse?
When I have patients or family members tell me how satisfied they were with the quality of care I provided for them or their loved ones and how compassionate I was in dealing with them. Also, how my nursing skills made a difference in the outcome of the care they received.
Name five reasons someone should consider becoming a nurse.
You will have the opportunity to directly affect the outcome of the patient’s lives.
Nursing is a rewarding but challenging career field, no two days are the same.
The growth potential in nursing is unlimited. There are several different aspects of nursing.
A career in nursing provides opportunities to spend more time with family, friends and pursue other endeavors because of the 12-hour work shifts.
Nursing is a career field that allows you to become financially independent.
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