Nurse Nominee: Cammie Hicks, RN, BSN, CMSRN
Name: Cammie Hicks, RN, BSN, CMSRN
Title: Charge/Staff Nurse
Organization: Flagler Hospital
Number of years as a nurse: 3.5
I love being a nurse because: I love the feeling I get when I make a difference in another person’s life. I have always enjoyed helping people and now I get to enjoy doing that every day at work.
A special patient story: I had a patient who was really sick. Like most patients, he would rather be at home. He seemed a little homesick so every time I had a few minutes, I would talk to him. I was the lucky person that got to discharge him a couple days later. As he was getting ready to leave, he gave me a hug and told me that the time I spent talking with him made a difference in his care. The fact that I took the time to talk to him, when others did not, made him feel like a person, not just a patient. He was leaving with home health and asked me if I could be his home health nurse. Moments like this are why I love being a nurse.