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Chris Cramer

Chris Cramer


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Chris's work combines: Education, Medicine, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

RN/Lactation Consultant

I help new moms gain confidence with their new baby, especially with breastfeeding.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Sports Medicine Residency Program

    San Diego State University

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Nursing Practice

    Golden West College

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Registered Nurses:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Nursing Science

Graduate Degree: Programs for Foreign Lawyers

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    Degree that was science related.

  • 2.

    Did volunteer work at a Women's Clinic while in college.

  • 3.

    My son was in the NICU (intensive care) after his birth.

  • 4.

    Had worked many unfulfilling jobs & decided to go back to school for Nursing.

  • 5.

    Worked for a year on a surgical unit not liking it.

  • 6.

    Pestered the manager on the mother/baby unit until she let me transfer.

  • 7.

    Saw a job listing for a childbirth educator and applied with no experience and got the job.

  • 8.

    More education to become a Lactation Consultant.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    You should find something to fall back on in case something happens to your husband. What????!!!!

  • How I responded:

    I stayed true to myself. Even though I was young when I heard that noise and went in many directions until finally finding my passion, I always knew I couldn't just have a "job". Too much of our lives are spent working to hate what we do. My passion finally found me in my 30's. Don't give up, don't give in!