Labor and delivery nurse Andrea Simms says it is a privilege to help families welcome a new bundle of joy to their lives and says working in labor and delivery is her passion.
It’s Andrea’s passion, combined with her sweet demeanor and hardworking spirit that earned her February employee of the month.
Her nominator says, “Andrea is always positive and is such a team player. She is continually thinking outside the box. She is very well-liked by her peers and her patients. Families always say how sweet and kind she is.”
Andrea says she always wanted to be a labor and delivery nurse, but was briefly scared off by the idea of using needles. This led to her getting a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, something she is very grateful for now.
“I did overcome my needles fear and went on to nursing school after graduating, however, I am so glad that I got a degree in psychology. I think the degree helps me relate to families more and understand them and their concerns on a deeper level,” says Andrea.
Andrea is still a relatively new nurse, having only started working at Boone as a new grad in the summer of 2015. She says she loves the atmosphere at Boone and how helpful her fellow nurses have been.
“I work with so many great nurses. I love how positive the environment is here,” says Andrea.
Andrea recently married her high school sweetheart, Mark Williams, who is also a Boone nurse. Mark works on the orthopaedic specialties floor, and both Mark and Andrea are night nurses.
“We love having the same schedule. It makes things so much easier for us,” says Andrea.
Andrea and Mark both love to learn and spend much of their free time studying medical advancements in their field.
“We are always reading. We just love what we do and want to be the best we can at it,” says Andrea.
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