Learning isn't just a part of a job title for Tonya Moore. It's a way of life. And she didn't need to look far for the inspiration that encouraged her to funnel that passion into the healthcare field.
Moore was a teenager when her mother went back to school for a nursing degree. She specialized in post-partum nursing, and Moore says, “She inspired me by her dedication to her patients, and she had fun stories to tell.”
At 38, Moore is a bit younger than her mother was when she sought out her first degree, but Moore's already working on her fourth. She has an associate's, bachelor's and master's degree in nursing, and is a doctoral candidate for a philosophy degree in nursing research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.