“Nurses on the job,” a series by The Rolla Daily News, continues this week as profiles of area nurses will be published for National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6-12 this year. Today’s profile is on Amy Taggart

Works at PCRMC
Age: 26
Hometown: Rolla

Education: BSN, RN from Truman State University

Grandmother: Pauline Taggart,
Parents: Gary and JoAnne Taggart, Brother: Brian Taggart

Hobbies/other interests: crafts, fishing, traveling

How many years have you been a nurse? four years

Why did you decide to become a nurse?  In high school after shadowing PCRMC nurses

Were/are you inspired by any other nurses? Yes. All of the nurses I have worked with at PCRMC, especially the nurses in the ICU. They are my inspiration. I have learned so much from them!

What is the best part of your job? Patient care. I wouldn't change anything about my career choice. My patient's are what make my job enjoyable every day!

What is something people may not know about your job? Nursing is both physically and emotionally demanding, but the responses from patients and their families make it worthwhile.

What advice would you give to people who may be considering going into nursing? Do it because you love nursing and have a passion for it!