Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Julie Dourron. We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.
Julie, appreciate you joining us today. We’d love to hear the story behind how you got your first job in field that you currently practice in.
I’ve learned early on in my healthcare career not all job interviews come with an immediate “YOUR HIRED, or a Welcome Aboard.” Some job interviews come with a complete silence as if you never applied. Ok, was I even qualified or maybe overqualified for my first position maybe not. Did I have the motivation and desire to get the position YES. You see, I was in my first year of BSN nursing school and really wanting to get into the hospital as a Labor & Delivery Nurse after college. This being a specialized area of nursing I knew and heard it wasn’t easy for a new graduate to just slide into a L&D position. Maybe not even getting an opportunity to be hired or even worse to me stuck on night shift for years before getting what I personally think would work for my personality the DAY SHIFT position. So, I decided to apply for a Certified Nursing Assistant Position at a local Hospital where I lived. Did I even have a certification, NOPE. Did I want the job BAD, YES!!! So, I applied and got an interview for the position. The day of the interview I had classes all morning an hour away from the hospital. I finished my last class changed clothes and jumped into my car to make the drive. About halfway there my car had a flat to which I pulled over along the side of a very busy highway. I sat there thinking I’m doing to much. I don’t even have the certification needed for this job to which they will find out once I get there and maybe just say sorry. I’m rushing all day doing classes halfway a crossed town and my heart is racing to be on time and now I there is no way that is happening. Just then a semi driver pulled up behind my car and came to my window. This gentleman was an older man who seemed like a angel to me at the time because he said a few truckers had radio that a young lady needed help on the side of the road in a red car. He said to me, if you were my wife or daughter, I would want somebody to help her, so I pulled over. This gentleman changed my tire and would not even give me his name/address to thank him later. He just said your so welcome. I made my interview on time thanks to him. The interview went well, and they didn’t even ask for my certification lol. But crickets when it came to a call back for the position. So, I decided to call them and leave messages daily, over kill? Maybe but I didn’t care what did I have to lose, and I really wanted that position. Finally, I got a call back to which the unit manager said to me, I don’t think we even have an open position anymore but if you want to start, we can create one for you. THANK GOD! I worked on the Labor & Delivery unit for 4 years working 5a-5pm Friday/Saturday/Sundays. I learned so much and long story short, graduated Nursing School with my BSN Degree and started working in Atlanta, GA Northside Hospital Labor & Delivery DAYSHIFT. Northside was or is the biggest baby hospital in the Nation delivering more than any other hospital yearly. Day shift was unheard of for new graduates at the time but with my experience they placed me immediately after orientation to 7a-7p position. Never give up on your dreams even if you haven’t obtained the skills/assets to achieve them yet. It’s possible and hard work does pay off in the long run.
I hope my story shows people dreams can come true, dreams can create other new dreams, skies the limit. This dream allowed me to start my own Aesthetic Company, Fine Line Aesthetic. Now currently I’m a Master Injector/Board Certified to take care of aesthetic patients alongside being a women owed start up. I’m an instructor at Empire Medical Aesthetics teaching other professionals like Doctors, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and nurses how to become and teach the skills/techniques to become an amazing Aesthetic Injector.
Awesome – so before we get into the rest of our questions, can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers.
My name is Julie Dourron, BSN, RN I’m originally from a small town in Elkhart, Indiana where I attended Indiana University for my Nursing Degree. Upon graduation I moved to Atlanta, Georgia to take a position in Labor & Delivery as a Registered Nurse at Northside Hospital the biggest baby hospital in the nation. Eventually I left that position after years of nursing service to run my husband’s OB/GYN office as Chief Operations Officer COO. Missing utilizing all my skills as a nurse and now more paper pushing, I missed having that patient interaction. My love for fashion/aesthetics/anti-ageing modalities and helping people look and feel their best initiated a fire inside me to do more. This is where Fine Line Aesthetic Julie came about. I found my niche in Aesthetics and helping people in a different way. They weren’t having babies or coming to the hospital for an acute crisis but coming to see me for anti-aging techniques and injections that I offer.
Let’s talk about resilience next – do you have a story you can share with us?
I started my business in late 2019, which as you know starting a business for one is a risky and anxiety ridden process. Will I make it? Will people come to me? Will they take me seriously? Do I have all the training needed to provide my patients with all the modalities I can offer them for the best possible outcome? I was in the process of creating an amazing start to my business, then COVID hit. The world shut down with only medically necessary offices to be allowed open for business. Was it a hit to the stomach? YES of course, but it made direct my attention elsewhere. I focused on more classes, higher learning, more certifications online through zoom. Classes were to be done on my time and I wasn’t having to travel long distances like prior and wait months for that trip to occur to achieve the certification needed. I was able to manifest more “tools” in my toolbox during this time and furthermore I was able to do what was needed to be called a Master Injector.
If you could go back in time, do you think you would have chosen a different profession or specialty?
I wouldn’t change a thing about my journey through Nursing. NOT A THING. Iam a NURSE a title I cherish and love to tell people. I care for people and help them in their time of need no matter what the need may be. My grandmother was a nurse, 2 cousins after I became a RN also became RN along with my sister and now my daughter is looking into nursing schools. I’m so proud to tell people I’m a nurse.
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