NurseRegistry is excited to announce that Thomas Derr, LVN is the Winter 2022 Recipient of the coveted Melissa A. Fischer Nursing Award.
Let’s discover a little bit about Thomas and his passion for nursing.
Your Journey in Nursing as a Career
What made you choose nursing?
I chose nursing as a career for the purpose of helping people. Not only the clients but also their families.
What advice would you give to those looking into nursing as a career?
Advice that I would give to someone considering becoming a nurse; it’s not an easy profession but the rewards are greater than the sacrifice.
Learn as much as you can from others and don’t get scared when a new opportunity arises.
What is your day-to-day like?
I work as a Traveling LVN as well and currently working in an Emergency Department.
What keeps you motivated?
My motivation stems from my family and my girlfriend. We keep each other grounded and focused.
How do you decompress?
I like to decompress by sleeping, traveling, watching videos and going for walks.
At NurseRegistry, we are so incredibly proud of the nurses we work with and are thrilled to be able to highlight them, their accomplishments, and their story. We will announce the winner of the Spring 2023 Melissa A. Fischer Nursing award in the upcoming months, but in the meantime, feel free to discover some of our previous winners:
Fall 2022: Fermin Abac, LVN
Summer 2022: May Antoniette Cruz, RN
Spring 2022: Cindy Mercado, LVN