Nancy Andrada

Nancy Andrada, RN

Med/Geri Psych, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital
UCLA HEALTH
Los Angeles, California
United States
Nancy has not only exemplified compassionate care, but she is a role model for the compassion that is representative of a professional nurse.

Nancy was my admitting RN on the 4th floor in the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Unit. As scared, anxious, and nervous as I was, she maintained a calm and supportive demeanor throughout the process. She checked on me through the night and said good-bye to me in the morning. She noted that I answered that I am Christian and faith helps my safety in life.  Upon returning to work, her next shift she sought me out and brought me something by her own accord; our daily bread a prayer journal. I was graciously humbled by a stranger nurturing me in such a way. I've almost forgotten what that feels like. Throughout my stay, I've used the journal to help practice keeping calm, documenting my care and tools learned. The surprise inside the journal has been equally comforting. During my hospitalization, Nancy has checked on me even when she was not my primary RN. Never overly intrusive but gently nurturing. I'm nominating this extraordinary nurse as she has not only exemplified compassionate care, but she is a role model for the compassion that is representative of a professional nurse. Thank you, Nancy! You are a bright and blooming daisy!