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Meet New Milford Resident and RVNA Nurse Jennifer Gonch

It's National Nurses Week and the RVNA is putting a spotlight on their talented nursing staff! Meet Jennifer Gonch, BSN, RN.

Jennifer has been in the medical field for 18 years, and a nurse for 11 of those years. She’s celebrating her third anniversary with RVNA this month. Jennifer has a diverse background and has worked in many areas of nursing – from intensive care and medical/surgical to obstetrics and wound care. She’s even worked as a school nurse. Let’s learn more about her.

Where did you grow up?
I was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, but moved to New Milford when I was six years old. I’ve been there ever since!

When did you decide you wanted to become a nurse?
When I was 10 years old. My aunt went into labor and “caring” for her made such an impact on my young mind that I was hooked.

What is your favorite part of nursing?
The teaching, caring, and helping families find the courage and strength to know they can help their family member. I like to help them see that they’re good enough to care for a loved one and have the tools to do it.

If you weren’t a nurse, what would you be?
A teacher and a mom.

What do you love to do when you’re not working?
Spending time with my kids and my family, reading, and being by the water.

What would you do if you won the lottery?
I’d love to go on vacation, but I would most likely save it for my three kids’ college tuition and needs for the future!

Do you have a favorite nursing moment or story to share?
I have too many to choose just one. I’ve loved my job from the moment I started.

Learn more about the RVNA here.

 

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