Our featured nurse for October is Louise Taylor! Louise consistently gets high praises from all the patients she works with, as well as her coworkers. She is an exceptional nurse that leaves a positive and lasting impression everywhere she works. We are so lucky to have her as part of the Advanced family!
“Louise is an amazing nurse that always has a positive outlook toward any situation. Louise is an incredible person and an extremely hard working nurse.” -Advanced Recruiter, Anastasia Boughter
Get To Know Louise Taylor
Why or how did you get into nursing?
I knew from about the age of 8 that the two things I wanted to do when I grew up was be a mom and be a nurse. I have been blessed to have accomplished both. I went to the Medical Center at Princeton School of Practical Nursing in 1971 and graduated in 1972. I was an LPN for 6 years before graduating from RN School in 1978. Since then, I have lived in many states and worked in a huge variety of situations. I have worked in multiple ICU settings, med-surg, newborn nursery, and endoscopy. Have been a travel nurse for almost 5 years.
Do you have any advice for future nurses?
My best advice is to keep learning and share knowledge freely. What one person can teach to others is never lost. I try to learn something new, teach something, and make a difference in someone’s life everyday. Most days, I accomplish all three.
Favorite travel location and why?
I am currently working at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, CA on the med-surg trauma unit for just over a year. I love the team I work with on a daily basis and the passion in working for the best outcome for all our patients and families.
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
My superpower would be healing mental anguish – so common in trauma patients. Just like Counselor Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation (yes, I am a sci-fi nerd).
What are some of your hobbies?
Hobbies include reading books (this would be a disadvantage for a travel nurse without my Amazon Kindle). I also love watching movies, cooking, sewing, and above all, loving and talking about my two daughters and my three grandchildren.