Nurse Nominee: Brandy Fulton, BSN, RN
Name: Brandy S. Fulton
Title: Registered Nurse
Organization: UF Health at Jacksonville
- I love being a nurse because:* I have been a nurse for almost 10 years and every day each experience is different. I have come to realize that to be a good nurse it’s a calling. Nurses are chosen. This profession has taught me to stand up for what I believe is right, to accept that others need people to depend on.
A special patient story: I took care of a young lady during my first year of nursing. While this was supposed to be a special moment with the delivery of her first child, things quickly took a turn for the worst. She had a lot of emotional need and that took its toll on me as a first year nursing graduate. She emotionally became a part of me, and she was by far one of the hardest patients I had as a new nurse. After caring for her and her family’s needs, she promised me that she would never forget me,. It has been nine years and we continue to keep in contact with each other. She has even completed nursing school. I have been her mentor and it all started with her life-changing stay on my unit.