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Nurses Q&A

Valdez-Lowe, Claudia RN, APRN-BC, CCRN

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AJN, American Journal of Nursing: Volume - Issue - p 39
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CHILDHOOD AMBITION

To be a go-go dancer.

FONDEST MEMORY

Working weekends in the surgical ICU at the Detroit Medical Center with the funniest group of people (you know who you are).

FAVORITE KIND OF MUSIC

I'm definitely a rocker.

WILDEST DREAM

To win the lottery.

PROUDEST MOMENT

The day my son was born.

PERFECT DAY

Every Christmas Eve, with my family and my husband's family, eating, drinking, opening presents, and playing Mexican Bingo.

FIRST HEALTH CARE JOB

I was a nursing assistant on a medical–surgical floor caring for patients, 99% of whom were admitted from nursing homes.

INDULGENCE

Buying one more pair of shoes or another purse that I don't need.

LAST PURCHASE

A purse and a pair of shoes.

INSPIRATION

The people who take perfect care of chronically ill loved ones at home.

SCARIEST EXPERIENCE

Every time my patients coded.

BEST VACATION

When my family and I toured Lima, Peru with my brother's family.

FAVORITE MOVIES

Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.

WORST DATE'S FIRST NAME

Chico.

FAVORITE BOOK

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, especially when Elizabeth realizes how prideful she has been, something she thought she wasn't capable of.

DREAM VACATION

To travel anywhere abroad.

I ASPIRE TO …

Obtain a PhD.

NURSING AMBITION

To one day go on a medical mission to a Spanish-speaking country.

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