New language, culture added to mom’s challenges

Carmen Natal Coriano in academic regalia

It wasn’t the easiest path for Carmen Natal Coriano to earn a Master of Healthcare Administration. 

Carmen, who is a mother of four children, received her bachelor's of science degree in nursing from Bayamon Central University in Puerto Rico. She moved to Houston in 2016 looking for more opportunities and a better education for her children. 

But first off, she had to learn a new language, and then a new culture.

She started work as a registered medical assistant at a Katy Clinic in the Houston area, where she transitioned to a lead medical assistant position before taking on the role as a health center manager at the clinic. 

She chose TWU for her master’s degree at the recommendation of a nursing colleague.

Since starting work in healthcare administration, she realized she wants to help patients while leading and coaching people to help them improve quality of care.

Carmen plans to continue growing professionally and transition to managing multiple clinics using her clinical and her operational knowledge.

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Page last updated 3:03 PM, May 10, 2023