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.
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.