Meet our second spotlight for October, Venus Ricks. She's an RN, Entrepreneur, and author. Here's her story:
1.)How long have you been a nurse? I've been a nurse for 10 years.
2.)Why did you decide to become a nurse? Nursing wasn't my childhood career however after having my son I took a job as a medical biller which lead me to eventually becoming a Nurse.
3.)Tell us about your company, how you are connecting the community and healthcare, and how your business can help healthcare professionals. My company Vital Sign Nursing and Training started out as a healthcare training business. We initially serviced the Assisted Living Community, training their employees and providing Delegating Nurse services to the facilities. We eventually added on our own Assisted Living Community ( Mabel's House Assisted Living), where we provide families and residents with a peace of mind by having a secure environment and adequate and compassionate care. We also have a sister company Pho-Vital Sign Home Care that provides non-medical and medical in home care, allowing our clients to age in place in the comfort of there homes. Our goal for the community is to be a safe haven for the elderly and vulnerable population and their families. We also manage the care of those who aren't able to, providing contunity of care.
4.)What are your passions outside of nursing? Outside of nursing I love to spend time with family, shop, travel, dance and laugh.
5.)Where do you see yourself, within the nursing profession, in 5 years? My plans are to return to school for my FNP or DNP. I also plan to expand my services to the Mental Health Community.
6.) What are you most proud of/biggest accomplishment(s)? My biggest accomplishment are my children. I have two beautiful kids who are pursuing their dreams, goals and all that life have to offer them.
7.) If you were not a nurse what would your career be? My childhood dream was to become a Fashion Designer so I wasn't a nurse, I would be in New York at Fashion Week :).
8.)List all social media accounts and
contact info for anyone who may want to contact you.
Facebook: Venus Ricks, Vital Sign Nursing
Facebook Page: Vital Sign Nursing and Training, Mabel's House Assisted Living, Pho-Vital Sign Home Care
LinkedIn: Venus Ricks