As we continue to celebrate International Women’s Month we would like to introduce you to another one of our awesome leaders, Mindy Roopchan RN. Mindy oversees our proprietary education program, MedPro University. As our Clinical MedProU® Manager, Mindy is responsible for providing our foreign-educated healthcare professionals with the training and education needed to be successful as a U.S. healthcare professional. Read on to learn more about Mindy and why we’re so proud to have her on our team!
Can you provide a brief bio on your background and how it started?
I come from a family of nurses and caring for others has always been my passion. Upon completing my bachelor’s in nursing, I began my career working in the intermediate care unit and telemetry. After a year, I worked with an agency so that I could experience various specialties and learn more about the versatility within the nursing field. I completed my Master’s in Nursing Education and have never looked back! For the past 12 years, I’ve worked in academic and clinical settings and provided education for numerous clinical professionals. At MedProU, I continue to educate nurses and assist them with passing their NCLEX exam and acclimation to the United States. Knowing that I can influence the lives of nurses is the reason I do what I do!
Do you have any suggestions for up-and-coming women looking to become leaders? What advice would you give? What inspiration can you provide to women in the workforce?
Always empower those around you by cultivating and nurturing their best qualities. The most effective leaders are those who can develop other leaders.
Have you encountered any challenges in your career – from working in hospitals to your current role? Yes, demanding schedules combined with mental and physical exhaustion in the hospital compared to my current role of training and preparing international nurses is equally challenging.
Is there anything you want to share with women that would have helped you along your journey? Do not let fear prevent you from taking risks, and do not be afraid to fail – this is how we learn and grow. When you learn from your failures, this is part of your success.
What are the most valuable lessons you have learned throughout your career? I am more aware of my daily successes and maintain a strong work ethic.
What are you most excited about in the future? I look to grow as a leader and promote a strong sense of values, goals, and code of ethics to my team.