Celebrating Nurses | Katie Dominguez

Oasis Healthcare is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Katie and learn about her passion for nursing as she explains her “why.”

“I remember when I was a little girl, I dreamed of being someone who could help other people. People who are hurting, people who are sick, or just people who need someone to listen to them and care. I did not get to nursing school until I was in my mid 30’s. The excitement I had when I was accepted into nursing school was overwhelming. You see, I never thought that at my age I could live my dream. Now, I’ve graduated from nursing school and spend my days caring for people.

I spent over 17 years working in surgery – part of my career as a Surgical Tech and the last 8 years as a circulating nurse. I loved surgery but felt something was missing. Then, this amazing opportunity opened up. A wonderful friend talked to me about hospice care and how amazing and supportive the team is. This place is Oasis Hospice Care. I cannot ask for a better work family who are always kind and ready to help whenever you need them.

Now, for the most important part of this awesome opportunity – I meet the most amazing people. Yes, they are sick, but you learn so much from the patients and their families.  If you open your heart and your ears, you learn so much!  Just a few days ago, a patient told me, “My heart and soul feel so safe with the hospice team. Just knowing I can call and have someone help me without having to run to the hospital makes me feel peace where I did not feel peace before.”  You see, Hospice is about comfort, peace, friendship and care. It’s not about dying, it’s about living.”