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Strong Stories: Tiffany Reiser

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HometownSavannah, Ga. Degree Class of 2014
BSN- Nursing

Tiffany Reiser

Neonatal nurse at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital

For Tiffany Reiser, coming to Armstrong was a dream come true.

Prior to beginning her nursing education, Tiffany worked as a real estate appraiser for thirteen years. When she was 30 years old, she began attending Armstrong. “My whole life I knew I wanted to go to school here,” she says.

In addition to being an appraiser and a mother, she was now a student as well, which presented some obstacles.

“As far as obstacles, I would have to say number one would be fear and self doubt,” she says.  “After waiting until 30 before ever attending college, I doubted that it was a goal that I could accomplish.”

Tiffany soon erased all her doubt by landing a job in the nursing field before graduation. She works as a tech in the neonatal department of St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital, a job she’ll likely keep for a long time.

“I’ve always been interested in women’s and children’s health,” she says.

During her time at school, Tiffany says she “loved every minute of learning.” She was impressed by how knowledgeable her teachers were, but three in particular stood out: Debbie Mulford, Jeff Harris, and Amber Derksen.

“She knows everything,” she says of Derksen. “She’s tough, but she challenges you.”

Tiffany’s achievements, even in the face of self-doubt, clearly shows that life can be unexpected and rewarding.

“Real estate is where life led me,” she says. “But this is me doing what I want to do.”