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Nursing: Embracing Our Values

Before every shift, Adrea Crump, BSN, RN, prays and asks God to guide her hands and mind as she works with patients and families. Adrea says every day brings different challenges, but her goal is always to get to know the patients and families. 

One of those patients was a child who was scared of being in the hospital. Adrea worked on making a connection with the mom first and then the child by checking the teddy bear’s blood pressure. 

“As the night went on, this child let me do everything without being fearful and progressed so much he was able to go home the next day,” said Adrea. “A big part of pediatric nursing is connecting with the family.” 

Adrea’s love for kids matched with a team who works well together makes an ideal work environment. 

“I love the people I work with at Cook Children’s. We all help each other on the night shift and feed off each other’s vibes,” Adrea said.

Photo: Adrea Crump, third from the right, and her colleagues celebrate teamwork


Our series on the Cook Children's values continues. Today we are spotlighting how our amazing nurses are able to live our values every day in their special role by highlighting the value of Safety. To learn more about our incredible nurses at Cook Children's, click here to view the 2022 Nursing Annual Report.