RN at Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital
337: Where are you originally from?
Ozene: I am from Lafayette, Louisiana.
337: Tell us about your family.
Ozene: I have been married to Keith Michael for 30 years and have two children, Keith Lawrence, 26, and Mariah Elise, 21.
337: How would you describe yourself?
Ozene: At work I believe in getting the job done. I am serious, by the book, and have a calming positive attitude. I am a team player.
At home I also believe in getting things done because I dislike clutter. Once everything is done, I relax on my patio listening to music, such as Prince and Lionel Richie, and power walking about 2-3 miles a day.
337: What led you to your profession?
Ozene: Growing up, I helped my mom care for my grandfather and other ill family members. I always felt good when I did that, and I admired that in my mother.
337: How long have you been practicing?
Ozene: I have been nursing for over 29 years.
337: What should people know about your profession?
Ozene: As nurses, what we do is not a job but a calling! We are destined by faith in what we are called to do, and we care not only from the heart but from the soul.