Nurses Week is a yearly celebration beginning on May 6th and ending on May 12th that honors the nursing profession. This year, we’re celebrating each day by turning the spotlight on one of our very own healthcare heroes! Read on to learn more about Per Diem Nurse Candace Hammond, BSN, RN, CCM.
I’m from Marrero, Louisiana. I’m married, and have two children. I love food. I’m a spiritual person. I like doing yoga, exercising, and painting. I homeschool my daughter, and I own a homeschool consulting business.
Several experienced nurses took me under their wings when I was a tech. At that time, I was in college but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to pursue nursing. However, I’m a healer and humanitarian by nature. My son, a toddler at that time, had fallen ill and that was ultimately the deciding factor. I became compelled to help him and others at that turning point.
I love languages, so I would learn a few words of another language. A good phrase to learn, for example, is “are you in pain?” I would use this skill when out and about. You never know who you may run into that may need help, but can’t speak English.
Basic nursing skills such as hand washing and properly donning PPE prepared me for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Building relationships with sites are very important.
Helping people at their lowest point. It gives hope to people, and it helps strengthen them.
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