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Carter went from pharmacy to nursing

Jessica Carter made the decision to become a nurse nine years ago when she was attending Auburn University.
“I was just accepted in pharmacy school and had full intentions of becoming a pharmacist when my grandmother, who was battling pancreatic cancer was placed on hospice,” she said.
“I realized what an input nurses’s had, and I wanted to be a part of it,” she added. “I’m so glad I chose this path because I couldn’t see myself doing anything else.”
Carter graduated from W.S. Neal High School in 2007 and received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Auburn University in 2011.
She came back to Brewton after college because she said she loved the small town life.
“Soon after college I married my high school sweetheart, Josh, and we now have two beautiful boys and a new addition on the way,” she said. I love being close to family and friends.
“I enjoy working at D.W. McMillan Hospital because I feel like we’re all family here.” she added. “Everyone is so supportive and involved in each other’s personal lives. I’ve made some of the best friends while working here over the years. Working here allows me to love what I do, seeing babies born brings me the most joy. I love OB/delivery and never see myself doing anything else.”
Carter said she loves the small town, family oriented atmosphere of the community.
“I also love that, in a sense, Brewton is a place where time has stood still (in a way). We still have some of the same traditions (Battle of Murder Creek, parades, Blueberry Festival, etc.) that my grandparents, parents and I, as a child, enjoyed. I plan on sharing those same experiences with my children.
“I love that the community has many family oriented events every year,” she added. “I also feel Brewton is a safe place to live.”