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Years before she emigrated to the U.S. from her native Colombia, Helena Pinzon looked forward to the day she could “become a nurse in America.”
Despite holding almost a quarter century of nursing experience in her native country, Pinzon said her first few years in the U.S. were filled with frustration. With limited English proficiency and no knowledge of the bureaucratic challenges nurses seeking licensure face, Pinzon feared her dream of becoming a nurse in the U.S. might be beyond her reach.
“There were so many barriers,” Pinzon said. “I said, ‘Maybe I can’t do this, maybe it’s too hard.’”