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Oncology Nurse from East Freedom Earns Doctorate

Some of Carla Schaefer's earliest memories of growing up in East Freedom was wanting to be a nurse.

Schaefer was inspired early on by her aunts who were nurses, something she didn't see a lot of.

"Growing up in the late '70s/early '80s, there weren't a whole lot of professional females," Schaefer said.

Now, after 24 years as a nurse, Schaefer has earned her DNP (Doctorate of Nursing Practice-Leadership).

Schaefer has been working in the oncology field since 1998, when she worked in an inpatient oncology/medical-surgical unit in Wilkes-Barre. Though oncology is her passion now, Schaefer ini...


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