"I thought I'd only stay here three years. I've been here ever since!"
The "proud Vanderbilt nurse's" life's work, and her passion, are the patients and the employees of MICU.
Jade Forlidas started at Vanderbilt as a nursing student in 1969; after a storied career, she has retired — but her daughter carries on as a LifeFlight nurse
Reed Sparta, a senior in high school, is a current member of VUMC's Nursing Explorer program; she was inspired by her mom Elizabeth Sparta, R.N., who works in VUMC's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
When Debby Booth started college in the early 1970s, she didn’t want to be a nurse. That was something her older sister did.