On day 3 of Public Employee Recognition Week (and National Nurse Day!), we are featuring Nazalee Workman, a nurse at the Pueblo Regional Center.
Nazalee has worked for the state for nearly 6 years, previously working at Colorado State Penitentiary and Four Mile Correctional Center. Nazalee dedicates her work to her late twin sister who was also a nurse and died of cancer.
I became a nurse because I wanted to help people and make a difference. I love my career, I feel like I’m able to make a difference every day.
Right now I work at the Pueblo Regional Center, but I’ve also worked in correctional facilities before. Every day I get to help clients with their wellness, whether it’s to notice signs and symptoms of pneumonia or just to help someone with a headache or nausea. It feels very good knowing that I can help someone feel better.
With nursing you can always learn more. You can learn from doctors, patients, clients, their families, their medical charts and history. You can learn from things you’ve never seen before. It’s very rewarding at the end of the day to know that I’ve helped people’s health and wellness and maybe helped them prevent a disease with good education.