I am a native Arizonian, born and raised here my whole life. From a very young age, I always knew I wanted to be a nurse. I put myself through nursing school while working as an EMT at the same time being a single mom raising my two children. It wasn’t always easy, but I knew I wanted nursing to be my life’s work.
Right after graduating from nursing school, I was fortunate to get a full-time position in the ER. For years I worked throughout the valley at various hospitals in the emergency room. This gave me the experience, so I could get my trauma certification.
Even though I loved working in trauma, I decided I needed to work in a different discipline. I took a position in a post-acute care facility doing wound care and working as a charge nurse. After a year, I was fortuitous enough to run across an ad for an RN position at An Oasis of Healing. This was the real change I was looking for. I knew that I wanted to be in an environment that was truly about healthcare.
After being at An Oasis of Healing for over a year, one of the things I love most is the opportunity that I have to work closely with our patients and being able to participate and support them in their journey of healing. They really become like family to me.