Religious sister finds her niche as pediatric nurse


As grueling as it is to care for children with grave medical conditions, Sister Thu Mai Nguyen finds herself missing her little patients almost as soon as she leaves her 12-hour shifts as a registered nurse on Ochsner Hospital’s pediatric floor.

“If I were to live my life over, I would choose pediatrics again,” said Sister Mai, a New Orleans-based Daughter of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary who tends to children suffering from ailments such as broken bones, respiratory disorders, cancer, and heart and liver conditions that sometimes necessitate organ transplantation.

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