Hired Before Graduation: Heather Quickle

Heather Quickle will graduate from Moraine Park’s Nursing program this Spring, and she has already accepted a job and made the move to North Carolina.

Quickle started in Moraine Park’s Nursing Program in 2020 and just recently accepted a position at Atrium Wake-Forest Baptist-High Point Medical Center as an ICU Nurse.

“I have wanted to be a nurse since I was a little girl,” Quickle said. “My husband and I started a family early and we decided I would stay home with them. I wouldn’t change my time at home with them for anything, but now that they are older, I decided to pursue the dream I have always had.”

She is originally from High Point, North Carolina, but has moved around with her husband who is in the Army.

“We decided to move back to North Carolina when I graduated so we could be close to family again,” Quickle said. “It has been 18 years since I lived near my family, and I knew that one day I would be able to come back.”

She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and the Academic Honors Society and will graduate from Moraine Park with high honors. In the fall 2021 semester, Quickle earned the President’s Award for reaching over 200 hours of service.

“I plan on getting my Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification in the next two years,” she said. “I’m deciding what to do after that. I tutored while I attended Moraine Park, and now I think that educating new and upcoming nurses might be in my future.”

Written by Emilie Wilson