MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: Daphne Jordan, 25
Though still a relatively new nurse, 25-year-old Daphne Jordan, of Palm Beach Gardens, has already demonstrated excellence in patient care and leadership for her work at Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach.
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Q & A
What made you want to go into nursing?
My cousin really encouraged me to go into nursing. I recognized the growing and diverse field and felt it was a good fit for me.
Do you have any hobbies?
I love to play golf with my husband, Matt. He is an ICU nurse at the Veterans Hospital. I also enjoy traveling. My husband and I just got back from Europe.
Where are your favorite places to hang out in Palm Beach County?
My husband and I are always watching movies at Downtown at the Gardens or walking around CityPlace.
Do you have any heroes?
My heroes are my parents; they have been my biggest cheerleaders and have encouraged me to go back to school. They have always been there to support me through everything.
What are your goals for the next five years?
My goal is to become a nursing director and then eventually the chief nursing officer of a hospital. I want to be the change that I know nursing needs.