SpecialtyCardiac Care Nurse
I was introduced to cardiac care by my father who was dealing with heart issues. I vividly remember being fascinated by learning new things about how human bodies work. In high school, I also came in contact with medical missionaries who worked in far away lands with people who were challenged in many ways. These two experiences in my life helped me realize my calling to be a nurse. I have been a pediatric emergency room nurse throughout my career, though not always in a hospital. Due to several unique opportunities, I have been able to travel overseas for medical disaster relief, including Caribbean hurricanes, earthquakes in the Middle East and the tsunami that devastated Southeast Asia. This is where my love of nursing took off - the bedside nursing, the flexibility of hours, the travel opportunities, and the variety of patients. Since I have seen the world through very different eyes, I am currently finishing two degrees to help sharpen both my nursing and public health skills to better serve my patients wherever they may live.