During his undergraduate years, Shawn spent his days volunteering with the homeless and retirement communities. These experiences helped him build a passion for helping others and experience in the nursing field.
As a male nurse, Shawn also strives to show his patients and others that a caretaker can be anyone, not just females. “When you look back at the history of nursing, it is dominant female population and now I truly feel like more and more men are stepping into this profession which is profound,” Shawn said. “I think it’s important for the kids you know as they’re growing to see men walk through that door and be their caretaker.”
Now as a proud pediatric nurse, Shawn is thankful to be doing something that he loves and is passionate about and for that, he credits West Coast University.
“WCU prepared me in all aspects,” he said. “I would honestly say it gave me not only the tools I needed to be an RN but it really taught me the responsibility and the role of an RN before I left the doors of West Coast University and stepped in to