In honor of National Nurses Week, we’ll be highlighting a new nurse every day this week. Today’s spotlight is on Cealey Owens, a nurse on our 4th floor.
Cealey Owens, CRRN
I have always wanted to be a nurse since childhood. I used to play with a toy stethoscope at 5 years old! I received my education at Hahnemann and Drexel University. I began work at Magee in 1979 as a pool nurse and later in 1986 became full-time.
Why did you decide to become a nurse?
I became a nurse because I really do enjoy helping people.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
One of my most rewarding experiences was caring for a patient with a traumatic brain injury whose skull was damaged by a falling beam. Upon admission to Magee Hospital, this patientwas only responsive to touch. After much rehab, surgery and encouragement from family and staff, this patient was discharged speaking, ambulating and oriented x 2 -3. It was very rewarding to be a part of the process of this patient achieving her goals.
What are some of your passions outside of your job?
I enjoy singing Gospel songs, attending church, and being wife, mom and grand mom. I am passionate about my mission trips to foreign countries such as Haiti, Honduras, etc. to aid others who are less fortunate than we are.