Meet Kendra McCraney in our UAMS Respiratory Care program
My name is Kendra McCraney.
I am from Helena-West Helena, AR. I chose Cardio-Respiratory Care after shadowing my aunt, who is a respiratory therapist.
I aspire to work towards leadership in respiratory therapy via the public health arena and influence healthcare policy. I am motivated by my desire to care and love on others while also being challenged to think critically to improve my patient’s condition!
Something I appreciate about the Respiratory Care program are the multiple ways of learning and practicing (classroom, lab, and clinical) the clinical skills necessary to perform in my career.
I am set to graduate May 19, 2018!!! After graduation I would like to volunteer abroad in impoverished countries to deliver healthcare and teach safe practices. I see myself changing the community/world by showing leadership and always striving towards improving public health.
The person that has been a big influence in my life is my mother. My mother has been my biggest supporter and critic in my personal and professional growth. When I am faced with any challenges I first remind myself that the Lord’s plan is NOT to harm me but to flourish! Then, I assess my resources, the people who can help me, and focus on the things I can control.
A favorite quote or saying that I have is “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. –Jeremiah 29:11
A few words that may help future students in this program is to learn how to schedule your time because it will be your biggest asset for success!