I’ve always had an interest in being an emergency department nurse because it exposes me to a wide variety of patients from different backgrounds and with very different medical needs. From day one, Cone Health has been incredibly supportive of my goals. While in nursing school, I was an extern with the heart failure unit. I began my Emergency Department residency immediately after graduation. I’m doing what I feel I’m meant to do and I get nothing but encouragement and positive confirmation. The opportunities available to me are so many that they’re almost overwhelming…in a good way. I’m currently at Cone Health MedCenter Greensboro ED which is part of a brand new facility and an innovative approach to health care. Here, I have responsibilities that I didn’t expect to be given so early in my career. Cone Health’s faith in my abilities is a source of pride and motivation. Thinking ahead, I’d like to expand my skills and become an ICU nurse or potentially a critical care transport specialist. Whatever my path, I know Cone Health will be right here with me.