Driven by her interest in science and people, Susan Nicol felt that becoming a registered nurse was a natural fit. She prepare for the career by earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing, and, in an effort to stay on top of the industry, she is currently taking the diabetes education exam. As a woman in today’s world with 20 years of experience behind her, Ms. Nicol feels that her ability to adapt to change contributed to her success. The ever-changing nature of nursing presents a difficult challenge, which is why she believes that her continuing education is an asset.
Ms. Nicol is currently utilizing her talents at UW Health, a hospital and health care system in Wisconsin. She considers her greatest professional accomplishment to date to be participating and helping with the creation of an event celebrating the oncology patients who have passed on. They had a memorial services for doctors, nurses, and the patients’ families, and have continued to do it every year since. It helps to bring closure, and to remember the loved ones who are not alone. Her inspiration comes from within; she lost her brother, who was in his early 20s, and through her experience she has gained empathy for others who are healing.
Looking to the future, Ms. Nicol’s ultimate passion and goal is to work in the palliative care environment in a leadership role. She is also looking into providing family home funerals for lost loved ones, and to volunteer. Ms. Nicol hopes to be remembered for making the world a better place, where people care about each other. She and her family support the Unitarian Church in a variety of ways. Ms. Nicol is also an honored member of The International Women’s Leadership Society, and would advise the younger generations to listen to their heart and pay attention to what makes them happy. When she isn’t working, she enjoys reading, walking, shopping, and redecorating her home.
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