UPHS – Marquette Heroes | Breann Ackerly, RN

What is your official title?

Registered Nurse for the Patient Cardiac Unit.

What was your inspiration for getting into healthcare?

I wanted to help care of my community. I enjoyed the sciences of it when I was in school, so it seemed like a perfect fit. Since elementary school, I wanted to be a doctor and then I discovered that nursing was the best field for me with direct patient care, and I went from there.

I enjoy taking the time to teach patients and their procedures; and when they can see results right away because of the work they do and how much better they feel post-procedure. That’s always rewarding as a nurse.

What is a typical day like for you?

We usually start with our first patient at 6:15 a.m. and start admitting each patient an hour apart, and then start recovery in the late morning, early afternoon.

What are some of your interests outside of work?

I enjoy walking, biking, and playing with my kids.

What is your favorite part about working at UPHS – Marquette?

I love working with my co-workers. We have a really great team, and that makes a huge difference.

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