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Joycelynne Antonio
Joycelynne Antonio

Joycelynne Antonio

Nurse-Family Partnership

Las Vegas, NV USA

"Speak positively to yourself and be proud of yourself."

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Day In The Life


I am a community health nurse supporting first-time moms in becoming successful.


Day In The Life Of A Nurse For Low Income Moms

My Day to Day

I may begin at the office or field. If I start at the office, I check my email, update my calendar, prep my patient charts, and call patients. Then I head to home visits. I drive throughout the city doing home visits for 3-4 patients. Every home visit is completely different due to the varying lives my patients live. Every patient is unique but they all have one thing in common: they are first-time moms. My job is to guide them in achieving goals and becoming healthy for the baby and themselves.

Skills & Education

Advice for getting started

Don't give up. Take it one day at a time. Don't focus on the time; focus on the journey.

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Associate's Degree

    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

    Community College of Southern Nevada

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • Certification

    Certified Lactation Counselor

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I was raised by a pastor and a nurse, and am the youngest of nine children.

  • 2.

    I got pregnant young, and we decided to get married; however, the marriage didn’t work out and we separated shortly after my daughter was born.

  • 3.

    My daughter was in the NICU when she was born and one of the nurses offered such kindness and support to me—that experience inspired me to go into nursing and do that for someone else.

  • 4.

    After deciding to pursue nursing, I first completed all of my prerequisite courses then applied to a two-year associate degree program for nursing, which was more affordable.

  • 5.

    I then went on to earn my BSN online and was able to complete it in one year!

  • 6.

    Now I’m a registered nurse and work for the national Nurse-Family Partnership program, supporting first-time moms from pregnancy until their babies are two years old.

  • 7.

    I love being a nurse and even have plans to get my master’s degree in nursing!

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Myself:

    It's going to take so long to achieve this goal. I'm not smart enough.

  • How I responded:

    Don't give up. Take it one day at a time. Don't focus on the time; focus on the journey.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • My daughter was born early and had to stay in the NICU. I was young and didn't have money. I couldn't afford to eat. A nurse gave me a stack of food vouchers so that I could take a break and eat. That kindness actually inspired me to become a nurse.

  • Life as a single mom can be hard but I never quit. Even though I faced obstacles and had failures, I told myself to get back up and keep going. It's hard but if you don't quit, you will never fail and one day you will reach your goal.