What I love most about being a nurse is that you’re helping people discover ways they can reduce their stress, cope with their emotional pain, make positive changes in their lives. And that’s rewarding.
I was influenced by a whole series of books, the Cherry Ames Nursing series. Cherry Ames was a fabulous role model for a young girl. She became a nurse and she worked in all different kinds of areas of nursing, and she had an interesting life. So that inspired me as a child, and then I volunteered as a teenager, and it was just something I always wanted to do.
The role of a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Candy, PhD, RN, NPP, tells us how rewarding it is to be a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.
I serve as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator
My innovation story
Well, work-life balance is really important for anyone, but particularly for people that are working in high stress situations. I’ve learned to be able to distance myself a little bit from my work, not that I don’t ever think about my work after leaving, but I’ve been able to relax. ”