I believe that being a nurse is a calling and not just a career. My first memories of wanting to be a nurse began when I was 4 years old and I ‘helped’ take care of my grandmother who had cancer.
I first happened upon the campus of Wake Forest Baptist Health in 2001 to apply for a scholarship while in my second year of nursing school. I have been in awe of Wake Forest Baptist since that day!
I started working in the Emergency Department at Wake Forest Baptist in 2001 as a CNA II. In 2002, I graduated nursing school with honors. I then began my career as a nurse on the Intermediate Care Unit, a place I will always call ‘home’. It was while working on the IMC unit, that I was also a Resource Nurse for the Palliative Care Team.
In 2010, I became a hospice nurse case manager. I have my CCM Certification. In September of 2020, I returned to Wake Forest Baptist as a Supportive Care Nurse in a position that I am honored to hold. As a Supportive Care Nurse, we offer an additional layer of support to the patients, their families, the ICU providers, nursing and ancillary staff.