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Aarika N. Wall - RN

My name is Aarika Wall and I am the owner of CORES Care. I am originally from Chapel Hill and seeking to serve my community in a care-giving capacity that is in high demand. CORES is an acronym for “Children of Reginald and Euzelle Smith”, my grandparents, because they are my inspiration for starting this business. Caring for my grandparents and my aunt during their illness and transitioning let me see first-hand, the level of commitment required by families to see someone through extended or terminal illness. I was blessed to have a family circle that worked together to provide this care. But many families do not.

 

I started my career by obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with an Interdisciplinary Concentration in Biology from North Carolina A&T State University. After graduating, I became a state certified EMT and transitioned into nursing by obtaining an associate’s degree in nursing from Durham Technical Community College. I am currently completing my third degree, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from NCA&T, with a projected completion date of August 2021. 

 

I am currently employed as an ICU nurse in the Department of Neurosurgery at Duke University. I have gained experience in caring for critically ill patients; most of which have head or spinal injuries, have suffered strokes, terminal illnesses, or have had a variety of brain surgeries. I have been caring for patients with various degrees of medical issues for 12 years. I pride myself with committing to take on a sometimes-challenging role that alleviates stress on family members and provides consistency for the client. The addition of my nursing degree dramatically changes the services that I can now provide to people needing care at home, and that is where the idea came to make this my life’s mission. After working at the bedside for a short time, I know that patients require so much more time than bedside nurses can provide in the hospital setting. Sometimes it is words of comfort, a healing touch, music, or even a hot bath and fresh sheets that makes someone feel their best. My goal is to provide effective, loving nursing care, while always going the extra mile for my clients. 

 

In the next couple of years, I plan to continue my education and get my Doctorate in Nursing and become a nurse practitioner who provides comprehensive care to my clients.