Lifelong Fremont resident Amber Riedmaier-Fisher started her education at Terra State Community College in 1996 when she was still in high school. The 1997 Fremont Ross graduate was a Post-secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) student at that time. “I have just applied for grad school at Walden University,” Riedmaier-Fisher says. “All of my classes from 1996 are transferring. That is amazing to me.”
After graduating from high school, Riedmaier-Fisher started classes full time at Terra State. She wanted to pursue either something in the arts or nursing. At the juncture in her life, Riedmaier-Fisher chose the arts route and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design. With that degree, she worked as a freelance graphic designer for the next 12 years from her home as she raised two daughters.
As in life, Riedmaier-Fisher experienced some changes and needed to find a steady position that provided a better income and health insurance. “The graphic design career no longer worked for my life. It worked when I needed the flexibility to stay home and raise my children,” she recalls. “But, when I needed something a little different, I turned back to Terra State.” Riedmaier-Fisher returned to Terra State full time while she worked full time. In 2015, she graduated from Terra State’s nursing program and found work immediately at ProMedica Toledo Hospital Nurse Residency Program for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). “This was a paid residency that trains you for a specialty. For six months, I learned how to be a Level 1 Trauma ICU Nurse.”
Average Length of Study
2 years, Full time
Registered Nurse - ICU
Salary PotentialUp to $82,903*