Meet Seattle Children's'
KIZZIE RICKS

Careers - Kizzie’s Story
 Saying Goodbye To Life On The Road
Kizzie’s Story
Saying Goodbye To Life On The Road
With a background in biology, Kizzie pursued a nursing degree at the University of St. Mary’s in Kansas. She then went on to complete a nurse residency program at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital before taking off on the road as a traveling nurse. Seattle Children’s Hospital was her last stop—she just knew she couldn’t leave.
Careers - What Kizzie Does
 Pediatric ICU Nurse
What Kizzie Does
Pediatric ICU Nurse
After getting some shut-eye during the day, Kizzie gets to the hospital for the 12-hour night shift. Her evening begins with a team huddle to determine the floor’s most critical patients. Her goal is to provide each patient with individualized care, always treating them and their families with compassion during such a vulnerable time.
 
 
“The thing that gets me really excited about coming to work in the evening is to know that I get to touch the hearts of families who are in a vulnerable position.”
 
“The thing that gets me really excited about coming to work in the evening is to know that I get to touch the hearts of families who are in a vulnerable position.”
 
 
“What I love about the culture here is how compassionate people are. It’s really a nice thing to be able to see here at this institution—I even feel it when I’m walking down the hall.”
 
“What I love about the culture here is how compassionate people are. It’s really a nice thing to be able to see here at this institution—I even feel it when I’m walking down the hall.”