Why did you become a nurse?
I guess you could say that it just came naturally to me. There’s a long history of nurses in my family, starting with my great grandmother. So when I started my master’s degree and shadowed a CNS, I realized it was exactly what I was meant to do.
What makes GMC a special place?
As a student, I was impressed with the supportive work environment. I truly feel like I’m surrounded by family. The people I work with inspire me and make me excited to come to work each day.
What’s a typical day at GMC like for you?
I love the complexity and variety of my job – each day is different. My main role is to achieve better outcomes for patients through collaboration, consultation, education and leadership. And as Co-President of the Atlanta area CNS group, I’m passionate about promoting recognition and presenting new opportunities to people who share my profession.
What’s a fun fact about yourself?
I went skydiving once, and it was so exhilarating – I hope to do it again soon! My favorite part was peacefully floating through the sky hundreds of feet above the ground.
Can you single out a memorable moment at GMC?
Our unit received a Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses our first time applying, which is very unusual. Only about 5% of critical care units nationwide have received this distinction, so it really shows the quality of the staff and the level of care here.