Oncology Nurse from East Freedom Earns Doctorate
May 20, 2021
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...