Nurses Week 2020: Skyler S., RN

In honor of National Nurses Week, we are spotlighting some of our compassionate nurses at UC Health who make a powerful impact on our patients each and every day. Today, we highlight Skyler, a nurse at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

What inspired you to become a nurse?

Skyler: Nursing was first suggested by my high school anatomy teacher. His enthusiasm for teaching inspired my love of health sciences.

Why did you choose to work at UC Health?

Skyler: I chose UC Health because I was met with an opportunity to join a team on an inpatient oncology unit. I was excited to participate in a specialty that offered opportunity to grow.

What advice would you give to nurses who are graduating right now?

Skyler: You are pursuing a profession that is constantly evolving. We have a responsibility to the patient, our community and ourselves—as scholars—to give the best care we are able. 

What has been your most inspiring experience working as a nurse at UC Health so far?

Skyler: The heart of the nurses that first took me under their wings. Among many, my preceptor, Markisha, taught me what it meant to be an exemplary nurse. I am forever grateful and inspired by the nurses before me.

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