As Tristé Rosebrough, RN, the office manager and senior injector nurse with Winslow Facial Plastic Surgery in Carmel, Indiana, initially prepared for a career in the medical field, her focus was on children. “I planned to be a pediatric nurse all my life,” Rosebrough says.
After graduating from the associate program at the Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis in 1999, she worked at Indianapolis’ Riley Hospital for Children. However, after she had her daughter, she found her pediatrics position becoming more difficult to deal with. “You have to have a switch that can go on and off that helps you not want to take every sick kid home with you,” she explains. “By the time my daughter was eight months old, I lost my switch.”
Realizing it was time for a change, in August 2004, Rosebrough learned about the launch of a local facial plastic surgery practice by Catherine Winslow, MD, FACS, a physician who had previously been a consultant for the White House and worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. “Dr. Winslow’s sister-in-law, who I’d worked with at Riley, recommended me,” Rosebrough says. “I saw it as a stepping stone—never thinking I would stay in this industry for long.”