UA-PTC alumnus recognized by Baptist Health College Little Rock
Her journey in nursing began while at UA - Pulaski Tech. She had earned a scholarship to attend college, but was uncertain about a career path. She realized she needed to do something that would help support her, her future husband, and the family she envisioned having. Nursing seemed like a good fit, so she enrolled in the Practical Nursing program at UA-PTC and fell in love with the profession.
Upon graduation as an LPN, Candace worked for approximately six years in a variety of nursing jobs. When her oldest child began school, she realized it was a good time to go back to school and further her own education, as well as, professional growth. She found out about the LPN to RN Accelerated Program at BHCLR and applied. “It has been a wonderful part of my journey” she stated. Candace says the course work and instructors have been instructive, challenging, and rewarding.
Candace is married to Clark Ladisky and they live in Cabot with their two children, Carter and Addie Cate. Her family is very important to her and she is looking forward to a trip with them to Branson after graduation and over the Christmas holiday. Candace also loves her church, First Pentecostal in North Little Rock. She has grown up in that church and been a part of it most of her life.
Candace is drawn to work with mothers and babies because, as she says, “I can see that I am making a difference in my patients’ lives.” She also says, “There’s nothing like caring for a sick child and making them smile.” Candace has taken a position at Baptist Health Medical Center Little Rock in the Mother/Baby unit because that is her passion. As she progresses in her profession, she hopes to become a nurse preceptor and maybe even go into nursing education. She always wanted to be a teacher, so nursing and education seem to be a good fit for her.
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