Fischer grateful for relationships formed in Coshocton County

| March 21, 2018

COSHOCTON – By the time she was in fourth grade, Tana Fischer knew she wanted to be a nurse.

“I was committed to the idea of leading a life of service and knew upon graduation from River View High School in 2001 that my short-term goal was to become an LPN,” said Fischer.

She met her short-term goal at Mid-East Career Center in Zanesville where she earned her LPN. Afterward, she returned to her hometown and started working midnights at a local rehabilitation facility. It was there that Fischer met her husband Jesse, also a River View High School graduate and a local funeral director in a family-owned business, and the two soon began dating. They married in 2005.

“While sometimes we joke about the strange way we met, we were both in our element and God brought us together through our calling,” she said. “We feel like this is important to share because you’re always hearing, you can never find anyone in Coshocton. We’re proof that yes, you can.”

After the couple had their first son, Logan, in 2006, Fischer decided to return to school to become an RN. She attended COTC Coshocton Campus and graduated in 2009.

“Nursing school with a toddler was a challenge to say the least,” she said. “But I was thankfully able to take some of my classes at COTC’s Coshocton Campus with a lot of family support.”

Fischer is currently the director of nursing at Health Services of Coshocton. She has also worked at College Park, Coshocton Health and Rehabilitation, and worked with Dr. Paul Prior.

“Becoming a registered nurse was truly a dream come true,” she said. “My career as an RN has been entirely in home care. It is a privilege to help make it possible for people of all ages to be able to heal and recover within the comfort of home and alongside families. My biggest passion is a desire to serve. I feel like that’s my purpose.”

Fischer is also a 2017 graduate of Leadership Coshocton County and she sits on a variety of committees throughout the community including the Human Rights Committee for the developmentally disabled, the Community Health Needs Committee for Coshocton Regional Medical Center, and the Coshocton County Drug Free Coalition. She also attends New Pointe Church with her family and is a volunteer at River View Community Park.

“To me, Coshocton is home,” she said. “This is where I was born and I feel there are a lot of relationships I have both personally and professionally. This is a close-knit community and a place where I feel safe.”

In her spare time, Fischer enjoys photography, especially taking photos of her three sons, Logan, 11, Jake, 8, and Alex, 4. She has also been a Wilton-certified cake decorator since she was in fourth grade, and enjoys crafts, painting, and scrapbooking. She recently taught herself how to knit.

“My husband and I are grateful that we found each other right here in Coshocton and stayed in Coshocton County to take care of the same familiar faces that we have known our entire lives,” she said. “I often think, where else could I have all of these valuable relationships with this kind of job satisfaction and the flexibility to be a classroom mom? There’s no place like home, and for us, that’s Coshocton County.”

Fischer also has some advice for other young professionals.

“My advice would be to lean into the uncomfortable feeling that comes with vulnerability because that uncomfortable feeling is most often the feeling of growth,” she said. “There will be growing pains, there will be closed doors. Don’t focus on the closed doors because you could miss the opened door that’s right in front of you.”

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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