NWP: How Does an Emergency Room Travel Nurse Manage Stress and Start a Homecare Business? Wendy with Kadian Russell, RN, CEO of Precious Memories Hospice Homecare, LLC
Kadian S. Russell knew from an early age that she wanted to become a nurse. She was inspired by her high school nurse Ms. Marilyn Adamo. Ms. Adamo was that person many went to even if it was just to get a hug.
After graduating from Northwest Catholic High School in 2000, Kadian went on to pursue her dream at The College of New Rochelle (CNR), in New Rochelle, NY. A few years into the nursing program, she realized that it was not the right fit so she transferred to American International College (AIC) in Springfield, MA. On May 21, 2006, Kadian walked across the stage to receive her Bachelor’s of Science in nursing. She realized since nursing school that she loved the trauma and the drama of the emergency room. In August 2006 after passing her NCLEX, she went into the ER as a brand new nurse.
Nursing wasn’t Kadian’s only passion or interest, forensic science was. In Sept 2009, she enrolled in the Dr. Henry C. Lee Forensic Science program at the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT. In 2012, Kadian received her Master’s of Science in Forensic Science.
Today, Kadian continues to work in the ER, but as a travel nurse for the last 5 years. This adventure started as a healing tool when her older brother unexpectedly passed in 2017. Although she continued to help others, Kadian felt that there was more she needed to do. In 2021 while helping to care for her pastor’s dying mother, that is when she discovered another passion, hospice.
After osing both paternal grandparents in 2015 and her brother in 2017, she knew she wanted to honor their memory. From this desire, Precious Memories Hospice Homecare, LLC was birthed and the doors opened on February 26, 2022. She will continue to provide exceptional care and live by the motto “where yesterday’s memory, is tomorrow’s treasure”
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