"It was my fascination with science and medicine that drew me to nursing, and also a deep sense of belonging."
Nurse of the Month
“No matter what you walk into, you know you’re always going to be helping someone,” she says. “We can tell, on our floor, the patients are so appreciative. That makes my job easier, knowing the patients are so grateful for the care they experience.”
“Time really does fly when you’re having fun and happy and love what you do.”
“It’s nice to see them light up, especially on hard days, when they talk about their interests or pets or their family members.”
“I like that on somebody’s worst day, we can be a bright spot to them."
As the oldest of six siblings, he thinks the ability to care for people is second nature for him.
“People need to go through those emotions and they need to have someone who can help take care of them."
"I tell the patients I’m not here for the doctors, I’m an advocate for you."
"I love being a research nurse because I feel like I make a difference in the care of my patients."
“No matter the situation, I want to make sure that person is comfortable, that they understand what’s happening and aren’t afraid."
“Everyone’s qualified, so passionate, so positive, and that’s what gets us to the point where we can complete the common goal, to give the patients as much care and treatment success as possible."
“Ultimately, it’s the team I work with. I honestly love each and every person,” she says.