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Recent LaSalle Grad Explains How Life Changing Events Can Lead To A Career Change

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – One of LaSalle’s new graduates is a woman who made a major career change after fate fired a shot across her bow.

Now 42, Eileen Baughn once followed her brother into business school, worked on Wall Street, and got an MBA, until nine years ago, when she had twins born at 26 weeks.

She all but lived in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for months. “The nurses interacted a lot with the families in dealing with their emotions and their all the things they were all going through as well as the neonates.”

Something went *ding* and a long-ignored dream to follow her father into medicine was back. Her path to a BSN put her alongside students two decades younger.

“I honestly make a big deal out of them because I didn’t have that maturity at that age to get up to go to clinical,” Baughn says.

Baughn would like a job in a NICU but has to work around caring for her four kids.

Reported By John Ostapkovich, KYW Newsradio

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