Rigorous training, rewarding job : Nurse practitioners in demand as health care field changes
It wasn’t until Darlene Sawicki was in her mid-30s and working in research at a Massachusetts General Hospital neurology clinic that she found her true calling.
During a particularly intense clinical trial that required her to put in long hours, Sawicki said she bonded with the nurses there.
At one point they looked at her, and said: “You are a nurse.”
But Sawicki, who was at the time the site director for the neurology clinical trials unit at MGH, felt too old to start a...