Dawn Mougel, FNP-C is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, advanced aesthetic injector, and owner of A New Dawn Wellness Center, a full-service medical spa in Scottsdale, AZ. This mother of three has earned a reputation for her expertise and gentle bedside manner, traits that have driven countless patients to her practice. However, the road to success hasn’t always been smooth for Mougel. We talked to her about being a teen mom, going back to school while raising a young family, and how she inspires other women to pursue their passion.
“Keep learning and stepping out of your comfort zone. Be a positive influence and put good into the world. Good will always return to you.
What challenges did you overcome to be where you are today?
Since I was young, I dreamt of being a physician and helping others. But my plans to go to university changed when I became pregnant at 17. Being a teen mom was difficult, but it is one of the proudest accomplishments of my life. At 26, with a young family, I returned to school and ultimately graduated as a Family Nurse Practitioner, proving to myself and my sons that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned?
Failure is okay and mistakes are going to happen. What matters is that you learn from them and pick yourself up again.
How do you inspire other women?
By being transparent about the challenges I’ve faced, I hope to inspire other women to pursue their dreams at any age. We really can achieve anything and I hope to model that every day.