Christina Grigg Named November Student Of The Month
National Park College (NPC) announced Christina Grigg as the November student of the
month. Originally from Indiana, her family relocated to Hot Springs to care for her
grandmother. She is a mother of three children and completed her GED at NPC. She earned
a Certificate of Proficiency in Medical Coding in 2017 and recently returned to complete
her Associate degree in Registered Nursing.
Grigg decided that she would pursue her goal to be a nurse after realizing her true passion was helping people hands-on. “I really wanted to be the one doing the interventions, to actively help people, but I didn’t think I could do it anymore. At the time, I had two children and no time.” She added that nursing offers a lot of variety in career choices. “There are so many fields I could go into. It is a career that I will always be actively learning and challenging myself,” she said.
“I can say, without a doubt, that my three children are the root of my motivation and determination. Though my life is extremely hectic, I don’t think I would have made it this far without them,” said Grigg. Christina hopes to work with children while she pursues her bachelor’s degree. Her long-term goal is to become a nurse practitioner specializing in neonatology. “After my rotation at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and being fortunate to observe in the NICU, I knew the NICU was the place for me,” said Grigg.