Nurse retires from St. Bernards after 65 years

Nurse retires from St. Bernards after 65 years

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - An 80-year old nurse retired Friday, after 65 years with St. Bernards.

Jean Harris, who worked as a Registered Nurse with St. Bernards, decided to retire following her birthday earlier this month.

She had worked at the First Care Clinic on Matthews since it was built in the 1980s and has worked with some of her coworkers and patients for over 15 years.

Harris considers nursing very rewarding.

“Nursing is the most rewarding thing I think that I have ever done and that I could ever do," Harris said. "I could not find anything that I wanted to do more than I have taking care of patients.”

Harris’s leave from the hospital will not slow her down after retirement. She works with several volunteer programs around town and plans to spend more time with her family in Little Rock.

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