40 Under 40
Kaylee Sisoukrath, BSN, RN, CMSRN
While serving as a Retention Resource Nurse, Kaylee has been passionate about improving communication and teamwork at UAMS. She partnered with another co-worker to identify perceived barriers in staff communication and teamwork and then took this project a step further, turning it into a research study. This study was presented at the Annual Nursing Research Conference (2015). Recipient of the Preceptor of the Year award in 2015, Kaylee is currently working on her Master’s degree to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Kaylee says, “Nursing, for me, truly has been a calling. I wholeheartedly believe I was created to be a nurse. Though I would argue that nursing is one of the most difficult, stressful, and trying occupations, it is also one of the most rewarding and important. Even when I’m profoundly tired and worn down, I take pride in knowing that what I do is powerful and makes an impact. I love that nursing is more than a job, more than a paycheck; nursing is taking care of people and helping others in their most desperate moments. I would tell a new nurse to expect nursing to be hard and stressful, but to stick with it because there is not a more valuable job in the world.”
“A caring attitude is a great asset to have; you also need flexibility and ability to adapt to any given situation, along with the desire to study and learn.”
Tammie Townsend, MNSC, RN Henderson State University