Former Disney star Jennifer Stone is a registered nurse, ready to fight virus

Former Disney star Jennifer Stone is now a registered nurse, ready to fight pandemic

Jennifer Stone has been making some buzz in the online universe recently because of her shift in career.

Famously known for her role in Disney’s fantasy teen sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place, Stone is the latest celebrity to have captured the hearts of the people.

The actress, who played as Harper Finkle in the series, announced via her Instagram account that she is now a registered nurse. 

She posted a photo of her identification cards from during the time when she was a volunteer, then as a student nurse and now as an RN resident. 

Her post was supposed to be in honor of World Health Day. But what really got her followers’ attention was her willingness to join the medical field to be a frontliner during this time of COVID-19 pandemic. 

She wrote in the caption: “I just hope to live up to all of the amazing healthcare providers on the front lines now as I get ready to join them.”

Followers were quick to shower her post with comments with some saying how proud they are of her and others relating to her new venture as a nurse. Some have also pointed out her unexpected shift in career.

Is Stone leaving acting for good? 

Now that Stone is pursuing a career in health care, fans are questioning whether she is going to leave her acting for good. In the same Instagram post, a follower asked if she does not act anymore. 

The former Disney star took the time to answer. “I still act. Helps to work night shifts,” she wrote. 

Clearly, the newly registered nurse still has a space in her heart for acting, which means fans may still be seeing her in future films or TV shows.  

Stone’s acting career timeline

The 27-year old actress was very young when she started her acting career. She first appeared in a 2003 comedy-drama titled Secondhand Lions. She later on made several guest appearances including on House, Line of Fire and Without a Trace. 

Her career flourished when she landed a supporting role in Wizards of Waverly Place which stars pop singer Selena Gomez, David Henrie and Jake T. Austin. Stone also voices the character Amanda in the cartoon series Phineas and Ferb

She also got the lead role in a movie called Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars and appeared in teen flick sequel Mean Girls 2. Stone has received several awards as a young actress.

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