Alison Carley, RN in 350, the Med-Surg unit
"My aunt was a nurse, so I've known since first grade that I wanted to be a nurse. We are the post-operative surgical unit, so we see kids with a variety of needs and every day is different.
"I've been at Packard Children's for 11 years."
"I love working as a pediatric nurse because children have their whole lives ahead of them, and I like being able to help them get a good start."
"What makes Packard Children's so special is that we are a teaching hospital, and have such a strong focus on childhood—we can have events like the Trick-or-Treat Trail to help kids celebrate even when they're in the hospital."