'Wizards of Waverly Place' Star Jennifer Stone Is Now a Nurse and Ready to Help Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
By Antoinette Bueno
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Wizards of Waverly Place star Jennifer Stone is officially a registered nurse and is getting ready to be on the front lines when it comes to battling the coronavirus.
The 27-year-old former Disney star played Harper Finkle on Wizards of Waverly Place, who was Selena Gomez's character, Alex's, best friend. Although she still acts, she's also pivoted to a nursing career, and on Tuesday, she shared a major milestone with her Instagram followers while sharing pictures of her nursing ID.
"A very good friend of mine (@maiarawalsh) pointed out to me that today is #worldhealthday," she wrote. "It is also the day I went from a volunteer, then a student nurse, and now an RN resident. 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. #worldhealthorganization #supportnurses #westayhereforyou❤️pleasestayhomeforus #covid2020."
ET spoke with Stone in October about her film, The In-Between, and she said she was in nursing school at the time. In December, she shared on Instagram that she graduated.
"It's been a long road of blood (mostly other people’s), sweat, and tears (those were mine) but I can finally call myself a nursing grad!" she wrote. "Now to start studying for NCLEX! #nursingschoolgraduate #nurselife #actorbyday #nursebynight."
Meanwhile, Stone also told ET she still keeps in touch with her Wizards of Waverly Place co-stars after the show ended in 2012, and was game for a reboot of the beloved Disney Channel series. In September, her Wizards of Waverly Place co-star, David Henrie, revealed to ET that he and Gomez have actually talked about their idea for a reboot.
"We want to start the show like a few years later," Henrie shared. "Start them off at the worst place ever so that way throughout the series you give them a nice, beautiful arch of reuniting. Start them off divided."
"Alex is a fashionista, off killing it in some other part of the realm," he continued. "Justin's, like, the principal [of WizTech] who has a family now… [Jake T. Austin's] Max has the sub shop, but it's run down. Start us all completely discombobulated and then throughout the course of the series, you bring us all together."