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Rosa R.

Hattiesburg, MS

Personal Information

  • Specialty

    Cardiac Cath Lab Nurse
  • Degree


Q: Why did you decide to pursue a career in nursing?A: As a very small child, I was always mesmerized by the nursing profession. Even though I first pursued a degree in mathematics, I changed my direction in order to fulfill my innate desire to provide service and help my fellow man.Q: What inspired you to specialize in cardiac catheterization nursing?A: When I was at a very impressionable young age, my father was admitted to the hospital with unstable angina, which led to a heart catheterization and subsequently quadruple bypass surgery. The entire process was absolutely amazing and was the turning point in my career choice. I knew I wanted to be a cardiac nurse!Q: What advice would you offer to individuals interested in this specialty?A: If you're interested in a challenging but rewarding area of nursing, then consider the cardiac catheterization lab. We are always learning new cutting edge procedures, and seeing how these procedures improve patients' quality of life is invaluable. Cath Lab nurses have the best job in the hospital! Q: How has nursing impacted your life? A: Nursing has impacted my life in so many ways. Aside from my family, nursing has been my life for the last 18 years. I have been given the opportunity to be a part of so many lives and received many blessings from these experiences!

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