Need to take care of people lead Wilson to become nurse

Published 10:18 am Wednesday, September 19, 2018

D.W. McMillan registered nurse Stephanie Wilson said she’s always felt the need to take care of people.
“I believe God has a purpose for everyone, and I believe his purpose for me was to become a nurse to help make a difference in people’s life.”
Wilson is a nurse in the medical surgical area in the hospital.
She earned an Associate of Arts degree from Jefferson Davis Community College and has her Applied Science degree in nursing from Pensacola State College.
“I chose to stay (in Brewton) because my family and church is here,” she said. “I had no desire at all to travel. I was also a brand-new mom when I started DWM, and I did not want to be very far away from my son. I chose to stay here because my co-workers have become my second family, I could not imagine my life without them. We cry, laugh, and support each other. I feel in my heart that this is where God needs me to be and this is where I will stay until he guides elsewhere.”
Wilson said she enjoys the close family feeling of being able to pick up the phone, call another department and know who she is talking to on the other end.
“I have been the charge nurse on my day shift rotation for the last 3.5 years,” she said. “I think it has helped me to become a better nurse and better communicator with physicians and patients.”
Wilson said she loves a small town.
“I grew up just down the road in Jay, Fla.,” she said. “I could not imagine living somewhere you do not know anyone. It’s a jungle out there in the world, this day and time; but to be able to live close to your family and have that support system is what keeps me here.”
Wilson had the following to say to potential recruits at DWM, who is currently seeking registered nurses.
“I would say Southern hospitality is the words that best describe the atmosphere in Brewton and at DWM,” she said. “We may not be big, but we are a strong community that supports each other. So, come give us a try, you will not be disappointed.”

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